Check out Curtis Smith’s excellent interview with Lance Olsen about Skin Elegies!
Here’s an excerpt from their conversation:
“I’m also profoundly engaged in the question of pastness as problem: who tells yesterday, from what vantage point, to what ends? History is an intricate, troubled subset of fiction, in the sense that one controls it through various narrative choices and conventions. So the question for a fiction writer is: How can we re-write and re-right history by employing modes that illuminate our biases and blindnesses, which always-already suffuse our understanding.
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