Today on The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, and as part of our series of interviews with authors at the Unbound Book Festival, we sit and talk with 2017 Minnesota Book Award winner Peter Geye. The interview was conducted on April 21st, just before he spoke about the importance of place in literature at Unbound.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Peter Geye is the author of three award-winning novels–Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road, and most recently, Wintering–all of which are set in his real life favorite place, the North Shore of Lake Superior. In our talk, Geye discusses what it is about the area that makes it such a strong setting and why that setting continually calls to him. He also discusses his process when creating a place, the importance of characters in creating that feeling for a reader, an epiphany in his writing process, and his future works.
Further information on Geye can be found at PeterGeye.com.
Interview conducted by Evan Pagano.