Stephen Eoannou: On Rust Belt Influences

Stephen Eoannou won the fiction award in the 2013 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award Program for his short story collection Muscle Cars, which has central themes of “loss, leaving, and of economic realities hitting home.” Growing up in Buffalo, NY, in the 1970s...

Charlotte Gullick: Speaking for the Forgotten

Charlotte Gullick is inspired “by the stories of people who don’t often see themselves reflected in the dominant culture,” she says. “For me, this often means rural folks.” More than one reviewer has aligned Gullick’s work with Steinbeck’s in terms of her...

Angie Chuang: On American Otherness

The Four Words for Home, a memoir by Angie Chuang, was a Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards winner in 2011. The book also won the 2013 Willow Books Literature Awards grand prize in 2013 and was published by Willow’s imprint, Aquarius Press, in 2014. The story is...