In this episode, KR’s own Elizabeth Dark sits down with Margot Singer to talk about Margot’s book Underground Fugue and other subjects ranging from fear and the role of the fiction writer to a story’s structure and fugues of all kinds.
Margot Singer won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and an Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award for her story collection, The Pale of Settlement. Her work has been featured on NPR and in the Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, Agni, and Conjunctions, among other publications. She is a professor of English at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
Elizabeth Dark is the Associate Director of Programs at the Kenyon Review. Her essays have been published in journals like Ruminate, Curator, Blue Bear Review, and Riverteeth online. Before arriving at the Kenyon Review, she enjoyed teaching college writing courses and working at Paragraphs Bookstore.