Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Just announcing the inaugural edition of Bookslut.com's Indie Heartthrob Interview Series, where every Monday I will be interviewing someone involved in the small press (be it book publishing, zines, lit mags, you name it...). This week features Richard Nash, editor-in-chief at Soft Skull Press:

I used to be a theater director (Downtown, "avant-garde," Richard Foreman acolyte) and Sander Hicks, the founder of Soft Skull, saw one of my productions and liked it, so he gave me his plays, and I started to direct them. At the time (1997-2000), for a day job/health insurance, I worked at Oxford University Press, doing permissions, electronic rights and foreign rights. I started to help my theatre collaborator out with his other gig, the Soft Skull thing, and just got in deeper and deeper and deeper. By early 2002 I realized indie publishing was far more culturally relevant than theater...

More over at Blog of a Bookslut (see July 9). Archives will be kept here two to three weeks after the original pub date.

Also, check out the July edition (issue 62) of Bookslut, which features interviews with Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You ), Arnold Rampersad (Ralph Ellison), Ron Currie Jr. (God is Dead), and my own interview with Peter Godwin ( When a Crocodile Eats the Sun).