David Klein is a Hollywood cinematographer who has worked with some of the biggest producers, directors, and stars in the industry. His films include Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, Zach and Miri Make a Porno with Seth Rogen, Red State with John Goodman and Melissa Leo, and dozens of other films and television shows dating back two decades. He is a member of the elite American Society of Cinematographers and currently shoots HBO’s True Blood.
David Klein Interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
Anthony Doerr’s fiction has won four O. Henry Prizes, the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, the Pacific Northwest Book Award, the 2010 Story Prize, which is considered the most prestigious prize in the U.S. for a collection of short stories, and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, which is the largest prize in the world for a single short story.
Anthony Doerr Interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
Michael Hoffman is a Hollywood filmmaker and screenwriter who has directed such greats as Helen Miren, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Grant, Meg Ryan, Sally Field, George Clooney and many others, and has penned several of his highly acclaimed movies over the past thirty years.
Director/Writer Michael Hoffman interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
Janet Holmes is the author of five books of poems. Her work has received the Chad Walsh Prize, the Ernest Sandeen Award, the Minnesota Book Award, the Anhinga Prize, the Pablo Neruda Award, and grants from the Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, the Loft, the Minnesota Arts Board, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. She is Editor in Chief and Director of Ahsahta Press, one of this nation’s most respected literary publishers of poetry.
Janet Holmes Interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
Greg Hahn has been a political reporter for over a decade and currently hosts the television program, Idaho Reports, the longest-running legislative public affairs program in the West.
Greg Hahn Interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
George Parker has been an advertising creative consultant for almost forty years in the US, England, Sweden, France, Australia, and New Zealand. He wrote a monthly column for AdWeek for nine years and has also written for Ad Age, B to B, and The New York Times. His memoir, Confessions of a Mad Man, is a down and dirty chronicle of his nearly four decades in the agency world.
George Parker Interview by J. Reuben Appelman
Karena Youtz is a poet living and working in Boise, Idaho. Her book, The Shape is Space, was published by Privity Press in 2009. Poems about her son appear in the anthology Not For Mothers Only: Contemporary Poems on Child-Getting and Child-Rearing (Fence Books, 2007), and her work has been featured in many other arenas, including television’s PBS NewsHour. Her most recent book, The Transfer Tree, was recently released by 1913 Press (2013).
Karena Youtz Interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
Author and Korean War Veteran, Robert Brownbridge, holds degrees in sociology, psychology and clinical social work. He was the founding editor of the Berkeley Journal of Social Welfare, and worked for over forty years as a psychotherapist and community organizer. His memoir, Into War with an Empty Gun, chronicles his time spent in the Korean War.
Robert Brownbridge Interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
Michael Jay is a Boise writer who grew up in Detroit, graduated from Harvard, earned his MBA at Northeastern University, and even spent some time at the Kennedy Institute of Politics during the Watergate years. His debut novel in memoir, Dog Water Free, is a touching coming-of-age story of a young boy who makes it against some big odds.
We also touch bases with former guest, Parker Jacobs, 4-time Emmy nominated artist and author of the new interactive children’s book, The Goonholler Guidebook.
The Writers’ Block Interview with Michael Jay and Parker Jacobs
(though the majority of the conversation made it in, we are sad to report this interview’s recording was interrupted at 47 minutes)
David Abrams currently resides in Butte, Montana but holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alaska. He is an Army veteran who served a tour in Iraq and was named top military journalist in the Department of Defense in 1988. Hailed by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly, his debut novel, Fobbit is a darkly comic fictional look at the Iraq war, told as only someone who has lived through it can tell.
The Writers’ Block Interview with David Abrams.