In the latest installment of my podcast, I interview Charles Holdefer, author of Back in the Game, The Contractor, Nice, and Apology for Big Rod. An American author, Charles lives in Belgium and teaches in France at the University of Poitiers. I caught up with him recently when he was invited to teach a week-long creative…Read more Trying to Make Sense of the World: An Interview with Charles Holdefer
The Next Big Thing is a game of tag among literary folk. Poet Derek Walcott said in a 1997 lecture, “All art has to do with light.” And that’s what each of us, in this game of tag, is doing: Shedding light on literary works we love. If you’re lucky, someone loves your book and…Read more The Next Big Thing
Charles Holdefer is the author of four novels and has also published many short stories, articles, and reviews. His previous novel, The Contractor (2007), was praised as “stylish, fiercely funny and frightening” (Kirkus) and as “a compelling mix of thriller, psychodrama and political commentary" (Booklist, starred review). My full review of the book can be…Read more A Conversation with Charles Holdefer
Sending out special thanks today to Charles Holdefer for interviewing me on his website. I've been a big fan of his since I saw him speak at a writers' retreat some years ago, and his novel The Contractor demonstrates, in the words of one particularly astute reviewer, "why the novel will always be a viable…Read more Thanks to Charles Holdefer!