Interview | Kevin Brockmeier | Granta Magazine

Kevin Brockmeier | Interview

Kevin Brockmeier & Yuka Igarashi

‘The great big real world of sensations and objects and other people’s minds is already deeply strange, but sometimes it takes a change of perspective for us to see it clearly.’

Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier was born on December 6, 1972 and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he still lives today. He is the author of the novels, The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead and The Truth About Celia; two short-story collections, Things That Fall From the Sky and The View From The Seventh Layer; a trio of children’s books; and most recently, a memoir of his seventh-grade year, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip. In 2007, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has also taught creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Grinnell College.

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Yuka Igarashi

Yuka Igarashi is the former managing editor at Granta and was issue editor of Granta 127: Japan. She has taught fiction writing at various universities including Columbia and Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

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