Julia Glass (BSS #65)


Author: Julia Glass

Condition of Mr. Segundo: Concerned with economic developments at the Segundo Studio.

Subjects Discussed: Hinging a narrative on a piece of cake, conversations in moving vehicles, the unintended continuation of the Bank Street universe, an urban Yoknapatawpha, family and pregnancies in narrative, whether The Whole World Over is female-centric, Jane Austen, omniscient narrators, Al Green, the virtues of the color green, generational commentary, midlife essay collections, multiples in imagery, on not doing everything in life, how to talk with a politics-obsessed blowhard, 9/11 in literature, Tom Perrotta’s Little Children, the intrusion of history on the reading experience, the meaning of historical fiction, New Mexico, the tax advantages of research, Bill Richardson, water resources, character names, writing on instinct, the importance of character, memory, the patriarchal assignation of names, and whether the book contains too many cakes.


  1. Wanda Giles

    I’m trying to include your interview with Julia Glass in an essay I’m doing on her for the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Can you please give me the website address or whatever identifying information that I can use in a bibliography that would get a reader to your site? (I found you through the Wikipedia link in their Glass article.) I have the interview number and enjoyed the interview very much. Thanks,
    Wanda Giles

Leave a Reply