Pacifica Interviews: Maya Sonenberg

Fiction Editor Rachael Armstrong got a chance to sit down with Maya Sonenberg in her office at the University of Washington on October 4th 2013 to discuss her influences, short fiction, and navigating the writing process. Some of the stories discussed include The House Had Many Rooms, Shadow Play, Momento Mori, Noctambus, Proximity to the Body of the Star, Throwing Voices, Baby 1995 (Voices from the Blue Hotel); Cartographies, Nature Morte, Secession, Ashes, Ariadne in Exile, June 4, 1469 (Cartographies); My Mother’s Closet (Non-fiction); and Bad Mother: A Story in Five Paragraphs (forthcoming). Links to segments are below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

The long-form full interview is available below:

Maya Sonenberg has been published in many journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Gulf Stream, Passages North, Princeton Arts Review, Santa Monica Review, White Whale Review, New Ohio Review, South Loop Review, Fairy Tale Review, Hotel Amerika and others. She teaches in the Creative Writing program at the University of Washington in Seattle.