Author Archives: Ed Battistella

About Ed Battistella

Edwin Battistella’s latest book Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels will be released by Oxford University Press in March of 2020.

A Linguist’s Guide to Internet Fluency–A guest post by Levi Coren

I don’t enjoy most social media, but I will admit to spending time on Tumblr, a social media platform with a penchant for encouraging tight-knit communities based around books, television shows, hobbies, and other special interests. My time on Tumblr … Continue reading

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An Interview with Morgan Pielli

Connecticut-born Morgan Pielli has a BFA from BARD COLLEGE and an MFA from THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES. He works as a Graphic Designer with KENSINGTON PUBLISHING CORP and his comics have appeared in The New York Times Online. He … Continue reading

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An Interview with Dennis Baron, author of What’s Your Pronoun?

Dennis Baron is an emeritus professor of English and linguistics at the University of Illinois and the author of eight books, including Grammar and Good Taste: Reforming the American Language (Yale University Press, 1982); Grammar and Gender (Yale University Press, … Continue reading

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An Interview with Melissa Matthewson, author of Tracing the Desire Line

Melissa Matthewson lives in southwestern Oregon. She is the author of a collaborative chapbook, (un)learning, with Andrea Beltran from Artifact Press (2016). Her essays have been published in numerous places including DIAGRAM, Mid-American Review, Guernica, River Teeth, and Bellingham Review … Continue reading

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Literary Ashland Author Interviews 2011-2018

Check out our author and publisher interviews 2011 through 2018 2018 author interviews Clive Rosengren and Sharon Dean Interview Each Other An Interview with Wallace Stroby An Interview with Kit and Cat Seaton about The Black Bull of Norroway An … Continue reading

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2019 Author Interviews

Check out our 2019 Author interviews An Interview with Curt Colbert An Interview with Jeffrey Ostler Robert Arellano Interviews Stanley Crawford, author of The Garlic Testament An Interview with Irv Lubliner, editor of Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust … Continue reading

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Index to Literary Ashland, KSKQ Radio 89.5 FM

Check out the KSKQ Radio interviews that Michael Niemann and Ed Battistella do on Literary Ashland Radio, KSKQ. On the fourth Friday of each month. Literary Ashland with Sonya Daw Literary Ashland with Phil Busse Literary Ashland with Molly Best … Continue reading

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An Interview with Curt Colbert

Curt Colbert is a Seattle native, a history buff, an avid fisherman, a Vietnam veteran and the author the Jake Rossiter series of hardboiled private eye novels set in 1940s Seattle. Curt Colbert has written five humorous mystery novels in … Continue reading

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An Interview with Jeffrey Ostler

Jeffrey Ostler is Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon, where he specializes in the history of the American West and American Indian history. He has a PhD from the University of Iowa and his … Continue reading

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Robert Arellano Interviews Stanley Crawford, author of The Garlic Testament

Stanley Crawford is an award-winning author whose modern classic Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico received the Western States Book Award and earned him comparisons to Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Terry Tempest Williams. He is also … Continue reading

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Robert Arellano Interviews Stanley Crawford, author of The Garlic Testament