Interview: T.J. Martinson talks Chicago

T.J. Martinson, a PhD candidate at University of Indiana Bloomington, just released his debut novel The Reign of the Kingfisher (Flatiron Books) this spring, and was kind enough to interview with me at Third Coast.

Don’t let the PhD fool you–T.J.’s a lively, unpretentious Midwesterner. We discussed everything from Chicago’s “Gotham City” reputation to the problems the literary fiction/genre fiction divide presents to not just the literary community, but our culture at large.

 

Catch T.J. at Volumes Bookcafe this Saturday, May 4, in conversation with Michael Moreci.

Read the full interview at Third Coast Review. Many thanks to my transcriptionist Grace Hall and to T.J.

Know any Chicago-based or Chicago-themed writers who’d like to feature an interview in Third Coast Review? Contact me at terry dot galvan dot writer at gmail dot com.