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An Interview with Stephanie Soileau

by Barb Johnson

“In “Notes of a Native Son,” James Baldwin says of his very complicated and in some ways unlikeable father, ‘It was better not to judge the man who had gone down under an impossible burden. It was better to remember: Thou knowest this man’s fall, but thou knowest not his wrassling.’ I think our job as writers is to imagine the wrassling, to imagine ourselves into another person’s struggle, and that job becomes so much more important when the person in question is, by most standards, unlikeable.” READ MORE

Stephanie Soileau, 2020-2021 Fiction Contest Judge

Photo Credit: Katelyn Mallett