F246. Tell Me About It: On Giving, Getting, and Placing Good Author Interviews

Liberty Salon L, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four
Friday, February 10, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Giving interviews is one of the best ways for authors to promote their work, while interviewing authors is one of the best ways to learn from them and build up bylines. In this panel, writers, editors, and podcast producers who know all sides of the process discuss how to identify interview subjects, devise interesting questions, give satisfying answers, and approach intimate material while respecting boundaries—as well as how to find homes in various media for the conversations that result.



Zoe Zolbrod is the author of the memoir The Telling and the novel Currency. She is the coeditor of the Sunday Rumpus and her essays have appeared in the Rumpus, the Nervous Breakdown, Salon, Stir Journal, and elsewhere.

Swati Khurana is an artist and writer who has been published in The New York Times, Guernica, The Rumpus, The Offing, and Narrative.ly. She is a founding member of the South Asian Women's Creative Collective, a Kundiman fellow, and a MFA student at Hunter College.

Jennifer Baker is creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, current panel organizer & former social media manager for We Need Diverse Books, social media director/writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers Workshop, and contributing writer to Forbes.com. She has also moderated various panels.

Sari Botton's writing has appeared in the New York Times and many other publications. She writes the Conversations with Writers Braver Than Me column on The Rumpus, is a contributing editor at Longreads, and serves as editorial director of the nonprofit TMI Project. She edited the anthologies Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving & Leaving NY and Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for NY.

Neelanjana Banerjee is the managing editor of Kaya Press. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have been published in Prairie Schooner, PANK Magazine, the Rumpus, World Literature Today, and several anthologies. She is the coeditor of Indivisible, the first ever South Asian American poetry anthology.


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