The Growler

Novelist Josh Emmons: Interview by Austin Fox (4/1/2014)

In this interview:
• Dicey currency and fried cheese
• The deadliness of complacency for writers
• Sources for character ideas
• Current novel and short story series
• A mythical dinosaur beast
• Give me honey

Josh Emmons is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2002). He published his first book, The Loss of Leon Meed, in 2005, which was a Book Sense pick and winner of a James Michener–Copernicus Society of America Award. His second novel, Prescription for a Superior Existence, which explores the intersections of faith, religion and desire, was published in 2008. His fiction and non-fiction have been published in various magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and The San Francisco Chronicle.