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Brad Watson | Interview

Brad Watson & Patrick Ryan

‘This story did emerge from the single image of the mother, angry, vacuuming while her three boys watched television, a little dumbfounded and afraid. That’s a memory from my childhood that’s always stuck with me.’

Brad Watson

Brad Watson teaches creative writing at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. His story ‘Vacuum’ was first published in Granta 109, and will appear in appear in Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives, was published by W. W. Norton in 2010.

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Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan is the author of Send Me, Saints of Augustine, In Mike We Trust and Gemini Bites. His work has been included in The Best American Short Stories 2006, Tin House, The Yale Review and elsewhere. He lives in New York City.

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