Episode 37 — Alan Heathcock



The guest is Alan Heathcock, author of the critically acclaimed story collection Volt, now available from Graywolf Press.

Volt was named a Best Book of 2011 by a variety of publications, including Publishers Weekly, GQ, the Chicago Tribune, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Salon, Shelf Awareness, and BookPage.

Joy Williams calls it “booming, cracking good.”

Topics of conversation include:  Chicago, life balance, teaching, publicity, Boise, book tour, introversion, Donald Ray Pollock, readers, book clubs, the invasive nature of violence, Roy Rogers, The Shining, Stanley Kubrick, All the President’s Men, Netflix, greatness, the zoo, and ghost hunting.