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Interview with Jenn Scott

Interview with Jenn Scott

Author Jenn Scott on POV, Intention, and Identity in ALL THE TINY BEAUTIES (September 2022)
JS: The book originated with the character of Webster Eugene Jackson, who was for me the sun all the other characters orbited. When I first moved to California in 2001, my (now) husband lived with…

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An Interview with Thomas Legendre, Part 3

An Interview with Thomas Legendre, Part 3

Nicola Mason: Because the book involves time travel, there are two Aarons and two Violets (what one reviewer calls a ménage à quatre). As readers, we are privy to the thoughts of both Violets—the impassioned musician in 1988 and the frazzled mother of two in 2006....

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An Interview with Thomas Legendre, Part 2

An Interview with Thomas Legendre, Part 2

Nicola Mason: In your essay “A Phenomenology of Fiction,” you describe how modern philosophy and quantum physics undergird not just your characters’ perceptions but your writing methodology as well. I was particularly struck by Christopher Tilley’s treatment of...

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An Interview with Thomas Legendre, Part 3

An Interview with Thomas Legendre, Part 1

Nicola Mason: In Keeping Time, Aaron is an archaeologist—and American expat in Scotland—and his knowledge of Neolithic sites and rituals derives in large part from your script-writing research for Half Life, an environmental art event (taking place across a hundred...

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Making a Splash: Acre’s Feature in Cincinnati Magazine

Making a Splash: Acre’s Feature in Cincinnati Magazine

This week we’re thanking Cincinnati Magazine for Alyssa Konermann’s feature on Acre Books, including a conversation with Acre editor Nicola Mason. “We are interested in innovation, combining genres, hybrid forms,” Mason says in the interview, “and the idea that we can...

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Interview with Jenn Scott

Interview with Jenn Scott

Nicola Mason, Editor of Acre Books, interviews Jenn Scott, author of Her Adult LifeNicola Mason: Some might characterize the stories in Her Adult Life as grim, yet I find them hopeful, largely because characters who are trapped, either by mindset or circumstance or...

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The Calomel Question

Nicola Mason: Decades ago I went into publishing, not just because I love literature, but because I love copyediting. There’s a special pleasure in immersing myself in a writer’s style and syntax, the world of their story, essay, poem, or novel. My enjoyment is...

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