The Fogged Clarity Interview
The award winning author discusses the influence and process behind American Salvage, anachronisms, and her days in the circus.
Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of a novel and two collections of stories, the most recent of which, American Salvage, was a finalist for both the 2009 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. She is the recipient of Southern Review’s Eudora Welty Prize and a Pushcart Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ontario Review, Story, The Kenyon Review, Witness, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mid-American Review, and Utne Reader, among others. She lives and writes on a farm in Michigan.