Fiction Advocate recently interviewed James Reich, chair of the SFUAD Creative Writing and Literature Department, about his new novel, Mistah Kurtz!
In the Q&A, Reich discusses why he decided to write a prelude to Heart of Darkness, what Conrad’s book means to him, why readers should revisit it today, and more about his writing process.
Mistah Kurtz! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness (Anti-Oedipus Press, March 2016) discloses the contents of the papers Kurtz entrusts to Marlow and the end of Conrad’s canonical novella. Malcolm McNeill, author of Observed While Falling: Bill Burroughs, Ah Pook, and Me, has said Reich’s upcoming novel is “a phenomenon, a tour de force; James Reich has written a masterpiece.”
Reich will debut Mistah Kurtz! during an on-campus book launch April 12 at SFUAD in conjunction with colleague Matt Donovan’s latest published essays.
Read Fiction Advocate’s full interview with Reich on its website.