On Tuesdays, I conduct interviews with writers on Twitter (5 Q, 5 A, 1400 characters). I call them #twitterviews, because I'm unoriginal. A little while back, I had the pleasure of chatting with someone who is very original. Sara Lippmann attended an Ivy League school, got an MFA from The New School, published in multiple journals and magazines, and landed herself a co-hosting gig at Sunday Salon. And, as if that's not enough, she is also a wife, mother, and the author of one of the best collections of short fiction I've stumbled across in a while: Doll Palace.
Question 1: Any advice on how to keep peace between my daughters (the American Girl fanatic and the feminist)?
Question 2: Was your focus on that which isolates us and/or connects us as humans a conscious or more organic choice?
Question 3: What do you think you are best at as a writer?
Question 4: You make some killer TV references ... ever see yourself writing for television?
Question 5: Who has made the biggest impression on you at Sunday Salon?
You can follow Sara @saralippmann. You should drop everything you are doing (unless you are holding a child) and go immediately to purchase your very own copy of Doll Palace. It is transportive, atmospheric, genius.
"Hit line, move on."