Stacy D. Flood on Why He’ll Never Write a Novel
In Conversation with Brad Listi on Otherppl
Stacy D. Flood is the guest. His new novella, The Salt Fields, is out now from Lanternfish Press.
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From the episode:
Stacy D. Flood: I just really, really am drawn towards the novella. Even my favorite books are mostly novellas … because there’s just so much breadth in a small period of time and the way in which, by design, they have to capture a story or a feeling or a theme or an idea quite quickly and then leave you again wanting to repeat the experience. Many short stories, many novellas, and also, to a degree many plays, encourage you to see them again, encourage you to read them again, encourage you to go back in for the feeling, not that there was something that you missed but that there is something more there to explore as you delve into it a little bit more deeply. So I always like that idea.
Originally from Buffalo, and currently living in Seattle, Stacy D. Flood’s work has been published and performed nationally as well as in the Puget Sound Area. Having received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, he has also been an artist-in-residence at DISQUIET in Lisbon, as well as The Millay Colony of the Arts. In addition, he is the recipient of the Gregory Capasso Award in Fiction from the University at Buffalo, along with a Getty Fellowship to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.