pairs artists together to discuss their work and creative practice.
In this episode, we did something a little different: revisiting a BOMB interview from 1993 between Deborah Eisenberg and Francine Prose.
The two writers address the state of fiction twenty years later, the importance of forgoing “safe” characters, the word “process,” and the 2015 PEN/Charlie Hebdo scandal.
Deborah Eisenberg has published five collections of stories: Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All Around Atlantis, Twilight of the Superheroes, and Your Duck Is My Duck.
Francine Prose is the author of twenty-one works of fiction, including Mister Monkey, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, A Changed Man, and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her works of nonfiction include Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times–bestseller Reading Like a Writer. Prose is a Visiting Professor of Literature at Bard College.