All Lit Up put together a four-part series on Death and the Intern:
- Introduction and interview with publisher Leigh Nash
- All Lit Up team discussion
- Interview with yours truly
- Further reading (forthcoming)
From the interview:
JHF: I spent a lot of time walking around Koreatown (I lived with Andrew Battershill in Toronto at the time, while he was also working on his first novel, Pillow) trying to solve plot problems I’d never had to consider before, instead of just getting jacked up on coffee and vomiting uncomfortable moments from my past through a filter to try to make it more universal, which was basically my writing process before.
Natasha Tremblay from the Carleton Charlatan interviewed me about my writing and my experience at Carleton University:
The Charlatan (TC): What is your fondest memory from your time as a Carleton student?Jeremy Hanson-Finger (JHF): I would probably say attending the open-mic events of the Carleton English department.
Daniel Perry from the Brockton Writers Series interviewed me in advance of my September 14 reading in Toronto
I'll be reading at the Brockton Writers Series on September 14 in Toronto. Daniel was kind enough to interview me about my writing:
BWS: One echo a premise about an anesthesiologist might create: T.S. Eliot’s “patient etherized upon a table” (“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”). Is it just this intereviewer? Or is there a connection you could draw between that famous image and Death and the Intern? Is there something about such a metaphor that strikes you as especially relevant to our time/our literary moment?
Annie Loubier interviewed me and my fellow Carleton-graduating writers Ben Ladouceur and Laura Clarke for the article Student Storytellers: Creative Writing and the English Department at Carleton University.
The piece appears on the Carleton University Department of English Language and Literature website, and will later appear in the glossy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences annual magazine:
Hanson-Finger completed his BA with a Combined Honours in English and Communications in 2009 and an MA in English a year later. One of his favourite aspects of his English degree is the wide range of critical and theoretical approaches he encountered in his courses. At the time, he admits, he was under the impression that most programs offered such a breadth of perspectives, but after speaking with students at other universities he discovered otherwise.
JHF: Although Little Brother and Dragnethave taken two very different directions, I think we both really respect what the other is doing, and the main reason our publications are not more similar is that we have different skills and a...