Hey hey! It's day ten of CCLaP's latest artistic experiment, a two-week "virtual book tour" being conducted by Chicago author Ben Tanzer, in support of the story collection Repetition Patterns that the center put out last fall. You can click here to read more about the tour if you'd like, including the entire schedule and what exactly a "virtual book tour" is anyway.
Today Ben sits down for a talk with California writer Jason Riley, author of Until the Clouds Are Empty and a great friend of the center; he and Ben ended up chatting about a whole variety of subjects, including how this collection of stories first came together, the fine line between autobiographical and made-up fiction, the future of paper-based books, and exactly how much pop-culture is too much pop-culture. And like Michael FitzGerald's interview last weekend, today's article is being posted not at a blog but rather at Jason's account over at literary social network GoodReads.com; as regular readers know, I'm particularly happy about getting a chance to do this, in that Ben and I are both daily users and big fans of the service ourselves.
Anyway, you can click here for the entire thing over at Jason's profile; and don't forget to stop by again tomorrow, when Ben will be chatting with fellow Chicago author and our old friend Nick Ostdick.