Laura van den Berg, Isle of Youth Interview

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I had the opportunity to interview Laura van den Berg, author of the collection of short stories, The Isle of Youth, about her inspirations and how she conceived of the haunting and magical stories in this collection. The Isle of Youth has been shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize, and received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction from the American Academy of Letters. One of the stories in the collection, “Opa Locka”, has also been awarded the O. Henry Prize for 2014.

van den Berg’s debut novel Find Me is expected out by FSG in 2015.

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