Feb 12, 2015

Author Vanessa Blakeslee - Interview and AWP Book Signing!

It was Editor in Chief Melanie J. Cordova's great privilege to talk with author Vanessa Blakeslee last fall about her new short story collection Train Shots, out with Burrow Press (2014). The collection's title story first appeared in Harpur Palate 9.2.

Vanessa Blakeslee's Train Shots

Vanessa Blakeslee was raised in northeastern Pennsylvania and earned her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing has appeared in The Southern Review, The Paris Review Daily, The Globe and Mail, PANK, and Kenyon Review Online, among many others. Winner of the inaugural Bosque Fiction Prize, she has also been awarded grants and residencies from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Banff Centre, Ledig House, and the Ragdale Foundation. In 2013 she received the Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Find Vanessa online here.

Take a look at the preview of the interview below, or read the full interview with Blakeslee at this link.

Vanessa Blakeslee, Interview, Harpur Palate 14.2

We're also thrilled to announce that Blakeslee will be joining Harpur Palate at this year's AWP for an author signing! Mark your calendars for AWP in Minneapolis from April 8-11, 2015. Come to Harpur Palate's Bookfair table #552 on Thursday, April 9 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm to get your copy of Train Shots signed. We look forward to meeting you!

If you support print media, please head over to our Submittable page and purchase a subscription so you can read the print version of our interview with Blakeslee in our excellent new issue. And what's the interview without Train Shots itself? Go to Burrow Press and grab a copy of the collection so you can get it signed at AWP!