Ten minutes with... is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they're reading right now and what's getting them through these difficult times. Crawford Award winner Stephanie Feldman joins Gary to talk about the unexpected complexities of virtual Kindergarten; writing about young adult characters and their attraction to the unknown; the appeal of short fiction by Daphne Du Maurier, Joan Aiken, and Angela Carter; the rewards of reading nonfiction; and her recent story "The Staircase" (published in the July 2020 issue of F&SF). Books mentioned include: The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier The Wolves Chronicles by Joan Aiken
First Draft - Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin
First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing
Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin edited Who Will Speak for America?, which includes fiction, essays, photos, cartoons, and poetry from 43 contributing authors. The anthology was compiled just before the 2016 Presidential inaugeration of Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 110: Who Will Speak For America?, with Stephanie Feldman
Give and Take
My guest is Stephanie Feldman. She co-edited Who Will Speak For America?, with Nathaniel Popkin. The editors and contributors to Who Will Speak for America? are passionate and justifiably angry voices providing a literary response to today’s political crisis. Inspired by and drawing from the work of writers who participated in nationwide Writers Resist events in January 2017, this volume provides a collection of poems, stories, essays, and cartoons that wrestle with the meaning of America and American identity. The contributions—from established figures including Eileen Myles, Melissa Febos, Jericho Brown, and Madeleine Thien, as well as rising new voices, such as Carmen Maria Machado, Ganzeer, and Liana Finck—confront a country beset by racial injustice, poverty, misogyny, and violence. Contributions reflect on the terror of the first days after the 2016 Presidential election, but range well beyond it to interrogate the past and imagine possible American futures. Who Will Speak for America? inspires readers by emphasizing the power of patience, organizing, resilience and community. These moving works advance the conversation the American colonists began, and that generations of activists, in their efforts to perfect our union, have elevated and amplified. Stephanie Feldman is the author of the novel The Angel of Losses (Ecco), a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, winner of the Crawford Fantasy Award, and finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, and is the co-editor of the forthcoming multi-genre anthology Who Will Speak for America? (Temple University Press) Her stories and essays have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, Asimov’s, Electric Literature, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Rumpus, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. She lives outside Philadelphia with her family.Special Guest: Stephanie Feldman.