Alan Singer is the author of 6 novels, including The Charnel Imp, The Inquisitor’s Tongue, and most recently Play, A Novel (Grand Iota, 2020). He also writes about aesthetics and the visual arts. His most recent work in this area is Posing Sex: Toward a Perceptual Ethics for Literary and Visual Art (Bloomsbury, 2018).
In this episode, we talk about whether or not an MFA is useful, the increasingly stifling atmosphere of universities, the question of free will versus ‘acting’, the primitive muses of violence and sex, film adaptions, dealing with doubt as a writer, Alan’s fruitful friendship with Joseph McElroy, his unfortunately failed attempt to befriend Djuna Barnes, and much more!
Purchase Singer’s latest novel here: https://www.grandiota.co.uk/alan-singer.php
Dancing in Chains: An Interview with Alan Singer: https://thecollidescope.com/2021/01/24/dancing-in-chains-an-interview-with-alan-singer/
A review of The Ox-Breadth by Alan Singer: https://thecollidescope.com/2021/11/01/the-ox-breadth-by-alan-singer/
A review of The Charnel Imp by Alan Singer: https://thecollidescope.com/2021/01/24/the-charnel-imp-by-alan-singer/
Intro/outro music: DJ Griffin