Skip Horack in-conversation with Scott Hutchins / The Other Joseph
Skip Horack’s THE OTHER JOSEPH is the story of Roy Joseph—a lonesome exile haunted by the disappearance of his older brother, the tragic deaths of his parents, and the felony conviction that has branded him for a decade. Hungry for connection, Roy embarks on a journey across America after he is contacted by a teenage girl in California who claims to be his lost brother’s daughter. This engrossing new novel is from author Skip Horack who, since publishing his first book in 2009, has continually garnered praise and awards for his remarkable fiction.
Skip Horack is a former Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he was also a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His story collection The Southern Cross won the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Fiction Prize, and his novel The Eden Hunter was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. A native of Louisiana, he is currently an assistant professor at Florida State University.
In-conversation with Scott Hutchins
Scott Hutchins is a former Truman Capote fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University, where he currently teaches. His work has appeared in Story Quarterly, Five Chapters, The Owls, The Rumpus, The New York Times, San Francisco Magazine and Esquire. It has also been–strangely–set to music. He’s the recipient of two Hopwood awards and the Andrea Beauchamp prize in short fiction. In 2006 and 2010, he was an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His first novel, A Working Theory of Love, was a San Francisco Chronicle and Salon best book of 2012. He lives in San Francisco.