I’ve been excited and thrilled with all of my guests, even Colin Dickey despite the fact that he is on Harper Perennial’s Enemies List (it is a mystery you’ll have to figure out on your own); however, I am over the moon thrilled with my first June guest, Laird Hunt.
In this episode, I talk with Laird about growing up splitting time between Shanghai and Indiana, almost playing football for the University of Indiana, grad school at Naropa, his time working for the United Nations, and whole bunch of other things we had to cram into about forty-five minutes. If we’d had more time, I’d have talked to him for another hour and fifteen minutes. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
Laird Hunt is the author of a short story collection, The Paris Stories, and the novels The Impossibly, Indiana, Indiana, The Exquisite, Ray of the Star and the Pen/Faulkner Award finalist, and Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winning novel Kind One, all from Coffee House Press. His new novel, Neverhome, will be out in September from Little, Brown.
You can read more about Laird Hunt at his website http://lairdhunt.net and find links to buy his books.