The Violinist of Mosul

Listening to Ameen ‘Hope Maker’ Mokdad’s compositions, recorded and sent out to the world on social media from war torn Mosul, is a little like discovering a message in a bottle that has drifted in hope from the survivor of a catastrophe, stranded on distant lands. He, however, says that he did not think of…

The Raw Materials of Our Fiction: An Interview With Smith Henderson

mith Henderson’s debut novel, Fourth of July Creek, a 2014 New York Times Notable Book, was the winner of the 2015 John Creasy Dagger Award and the 2014 Montana Book Award. It was also a finalist for the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, the James Tait Black Prize, the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan…

the tenth life of morgan o’ kane

An interview with musician famed banjo busker, and man of nine lives, Morgan O’ Kane, on writing, inspiration, music and redemption.