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  • Now in Interfictions 2 Interviews: Jeffrey Ford
    by Geoffrey | November 17th, 2009 |
    Jeffrey Ford
    Illustration by Gerard Wickham

    Next up in our series of interviews with Interfictions 2 contributors is Christian Desrosiers’ Q&A with Jeffrey Ford. Ford’s short story “The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper” inspired a number of the pieces currently up in the Interfictions 2 Auction, including “The Animometer” by Carisa Swenson, which I wrote about yesterday.

    Here’s an excerpt from Desrosiers’ interview:

    [Did your story] arise organically as a story or was it some sort of visual (or otherwise sensory) experience that you molded into words?

    I believe that the story came from a series of events that took place over a period of a week – a dream, a conversation, a daydream, a visit to a hotel and a memory. It struck me finally at the end of the week that all of these things were related in that they all had a religious basis to them. I’m not involved with organized religion in any way in my life now, but I was brought up Catholic and the whole experience impressed me with its weirdness when I was a kid. I saw them as a kind of story, but one that was not linear. A story where the underlying theme is the main character. After noticing the connections to these events and thoughts, I realized that this phenomenon happens fairly regularly to me, but usually, or until this instance, I’d not had the wherewithal to follow the connections, to make the analogies, and/or to follow the thread of the idea.

    Ford’s stories and novels have been nominated multiple times for the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. He has been the recipient of three World Fantasy Awards, for his second novel The Physiognomy, the short story collection The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant and Other Stories, and his short story “Creation”. His most recent novel is The Shadow Year.

    The full interview can be found here.

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