Video: Q&A with Tommy Wieringa

by Sampsonia Way    /  August 6, 2011  / No comments


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.

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While he was here, Wieringa sat down for a conversation with Sampsonia Way editor Silvia Duarte.

READ THE INTERVIEW HERE

READ AN EXCERPT FROM JOE SPEEDBOAT

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