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“Artists are interested in the truth, not the facts”: An Exclusive Q&A with Russell Banks

Posted Tue, 5/04/2021 - 8:57am by  |  Category: ,

Russell Banks is the author of over twenty books, including the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, The Sweet Hereafter, and Affliction. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards. Rusell’s…

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Conquest: An exclusive Q&A with Jeff VanderMeer & Juan Carlos Reyes

Posted Fri, 4/23/2021 - 1:23pm by  |  Category: ,

On May 7, the 2021 Hugo Literary Series turns its attention to the White Horse of the Apocalypse with an evening of new works from Jeff VanderMeer, Lacy M. Johnson, and Juan Carlos Reyes on the theme conquest. We recently…

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Congrats, Hugo Teachers!

Posted Thu, 4/08/2021 - 8:00am by  |  Category: ,

It’s no secret that Hugo House has some talented writers on our teaching staff, and we want to celebrate them! Here are just a few of the literary accomplishments our teachers have had so far in 2021. Kim Addonizio’s new…

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Death: An Exclusive Q&A with Layli Long Soldier and Lucy Tan

Posted Mon, 3/29/2021 - 11:00am by  |  Category: ,

On April 2, the 2021 Hugo Literary Series continues with an evening of cataclysmic new works from Rebecca Makkai, Layli Long Soldier, and Lucy Tan on the theme of the pale rider: Death. We recently caught up with Layli and…

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Famine: An Exclusive Q&A with Ottessa Moshfegh, Leni Zumas, and Laura Da’

Posted Fri, 1/29/2021 - 5:35pm by  |  Category: , ,

On February 12, Ottessa Moshfegh, Leni Zumas, and Laura Da’ will kick off the apocalyptic 2021 Hugo Literary Series with new works on the theme of “Famine.” In a recent email exchange, Ottessa, Leni, and Laura shared details about their…

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Teacher Feature: Tess Taylor

Posted Fri, 1/29/2021 - 9:23am by  |  Category:

Hugo House instructor Tess Taylor is the author of three collections of poetry, including Rift Zone, Work & Days, and The Forage House, as well as Last West, a hybrid photography and poetry book exploring Dorothea Lange’s life in California….

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Teacher Feature – Carrie Fountain

Posted Tue, 1/26/2021 - 9:36am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Carrie Fountain is the author of two collections of poetry (Instant Winner, Burn Lake), the YA novel I’m Not Missing, and The Poem Forest, a children’s book about the life and legacy of W.S. Merwin. Her third…

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Teacher Feature: DaMaris B. Hill

Posted Fri, 1/15/2021 - 9:41am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor DaMaris B. Hill is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland, and \Vi-zə-bəl\  \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures). She holds PhDs in creative…

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Hugo House’s Best-Loved Books of 2020

Posted Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:41am by  |  Category: , , , , ,

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost over. As we look forward to the 2021, we’re also taking a moment to reflect on some of the books that got us through this year. Get one last great read in…

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Fellows Feature: Cassidy Dyce

Posted Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:10pm by  |  Category: ,

Meet the 2020-21 Hugo Fellows! In this series, we’re catching up with each of the fellows to learn more about them, their favorite places to write, and their current projects. About Cassidy Cassidy Dyce is a native of Ashburn, Virginia,…

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“There could be no real ending”: An Exclusive Q&A with Porochista Khakpour

Posted Fri, 11/20/2020 - 8:53am by  |  Category: , ,
Porochista Khakpour

Born in Tehran and raised in the Los Angeles area, Porochista Khakpour is the author of two novels and two books of nonfiction. Her debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, one of…

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“You Have to Let Your Obsessions Guide You”: An Exclusive Q&A with Tom Perrotta

Posted Mon, 11/04/2019 - 9:52am by  |  Category: , , ,

Tom Perrotta is the author of nine works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning HBO series. His other books include Bad Haircut, The Wishbones, Joe College, The…

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New Year, New Writing Resolutions

Posted Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:52am by  |  Category:

A new year means new writing resolutions—and the start of a new quarter of classes here at Hugo House in which to start checking them off. Whether you’re hoping to sharpen your poetry or storytelling skills, try a new genre,…

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