Video: Q&A with Tommy Wieringa
Tommy Wieringa visited Sampsonia Way on April 27 of 2010 to give a reading with Christos Tsiolkas and Sofi Oksanen. The event was sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh in partnership with PEN/America.
Wieringa read an excerpt from his 2005 novel Joe Speedboat, in which Joe, a kinetic young visionary, and Frankie Hermans, who is paralyzed and mute, shake awake a sleepy rural town.
At the event, the audience asked Wieringa about writing on adolescence, taboo subjects and Joe Speedboat reception. Watch his answers in this video.
While he was here, Wieringa sat down for a conversation with Sampsonia Way editor Silvia Duarte.