ERIN ADAIR-HODGES is the winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett prize for Let’s All Die Happy (University of Pittsburgh, 2017). Winner of The Georgia Review’s Loraine Williams prize, she’s also been a Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe and Sewanee-Claudia Emerson scholar and has had work featured in The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, The Sewanee Review, and more. She received her
What is it about the genre or cross-genre you write in that interests you/draws you in? I think there’s a sort of connection to the kinds of stories I write now and the fantasy romps I threw together when I was a teenager. I didn’t really become a reader until I started college. Poetry was
What is it about the genre or cross-genre you write in that interests you/draws you in? I read more fiction than nonfiction. Having said that, I think people, all of us, are odd and intriguing, and in my everyday life, I can’t help but try to coax stories out of the people I talk to.
Mom thinks a pet would cure my melancholia. I’m not sure. Right now, we’re sitting in her car in the pet store parking lot. She won’t go in because my sister Becca’s ex, Brandon, works here. Becca ran off with her new boyfriend four weeks ago, and my imaginary friend St. Nicole came back, so
What is it about the genre or cross-genre you write in that interests you/draws you in? As a writer, I prefer creative nonfiction because I simply lack the creativity to make up a good readable story. All of my attempts at fiction have been thinly-veiled nonfiction with a few changes, and it was exciting to