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Thomas Lynch is the award-winning author of 3 collections of poetry and 3 books of non-fiction. He lives in Milford, Michigan and Moveen, West Clare.


Short Story Collections

Apparitions and Late Fictions
(Jonathon Cape, 2010)

reviewed by James Murray-White

Interview with Thomas Lynch

The Short Review: How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection?

Thomas Lynch: Ten years.

TSR: Did you have a collection in mind when you were writing them?

TL: No.

TSR: How did you choose which stories to include and in what order?

TL: I had great assistance and very good counsel from my editors, Robin Robertson in London and Jill Bialosky in New York.

TSR: What does the word "story" mean to you?

TL: How the things that happen becomes the the things that happened and to whom.

TSR: Do you have a reader in mind when you write stories?

TL:  Well there are several, actually, each with a different set of requirements.

TSR: Is there anything you'd like to ask someone who has read your collection, anything at all?

TL:  No, not really. Maybe, was it worth the read?

TSR: How does it feel knowing that people are buying your book?

TL: Pretty good.

TSR: What are you working on now?

TL:  A longer fiction. Poems. A play.

TSR: What are the three most recent short story collections you've read?

TL:  What Becomes, A.L. Kennedy. The Dubliners, James Joyce. Two Marriages, Phillip Lopate
 
                     
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