Mary Gaitskill’s Somebody With A Little Hammer is a book that deals with literary, social, cultural and personal matters. Steven Beattie sits with Gaitskill to discuss the ‘longing, ambition, perversity and loneliness in the American unconscious’. Hosted by Catherine Bush.
Toronto writer and critic Steven Beattie is the review editor for Quill & Quire. His writing has appeared in the National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Canadian Notes & Queries and elsewhere. He maintains the literary website That Shakespearean Rag.
Catherine Bush is the author of four novels: Amazon.ca Best Book Accusation, the Trillium Award-shortlisted Claire’s Head, The Rules of Engagement (which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book) and Minus Time. Her non-fiction has appeared in the anthology The Heart Does Break and elsewhere. She coordinates the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA.
Mary Gaitskill is an American author of essays, short stories and novels. Her works include the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award), and Don’t Cry, and the novels The Mare, Veronica (nominated for the National Book Award), and Two Girls, Fat and Thin. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Artforum, and Granta, among many other journals, as well as in The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. She lives in New York. She presents Somebody With A Little Hammer.