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.
with Thomas Lynch
How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection?
Thomas Lynch: Ten years.
have a collection in mind when you were writing them?
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.
does the word "story"
mean to you?
TL: How the things that happen becomes the the things that happened
and to whom.
Do you have a reader in mind when you write stories?
TL: Well there are several, actually, each with a different
set of requirements.
anything you'd like to ask someone who has read your collection, anything at all?
No, not really. Maybe, was it worth the read?
TSR: How does
it feel knowing that people are buying your book?
TL: Pretty good.
What are you working on now?
TL: A longer fiction. Poems. A play.
the three most recent short story collections you've read?
TL: What Becomes, A.L. Kennedy. The Dubliners, James
Joyce. Two Marriages, Phillip Lopate