Category: Author Interviews

An Interview with Paul J. Griffiths, author of “Regret”

The University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to publish Paul J. Griffiths’s book, Regret: A Theology (February 2021). Since 1986, he has published thirteen books as sole author, seven more as co-author or editor, and hundreds of essays, articles, and translations. His two most recent books are The Practice of Catholic Theology and Christian […]

An Interview with R. M. Kinder, author of “A Common Person and Other Stories”

R. M. Kinder, author of three prizewinning collections of short fiction, including the upcoming A Common Person and Other Stories (February 2021), recently spoke to us about her writing life, the creative process that went into this collection of short stories, and the writers who have influenced her work. She generously offers advice for new […]

An Interview with David Walsh, author of “The Priority of the Person”

We recently had the opportunity to ask David Walsh a few questions about his new book, The Priority of the Person: Political, Philosophical, and Historical Discoveries, which was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in August 2020 as part of the The Beginning and the Beyond of Politics series. Walsh is professor of […]

An Interview with Clare Kitson and Melanie Moore, translators of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Between Two Millstones, Book 2”

The University of Notre Dame Press is the proud publisher of the first English translation of Between Two Millstones, Book 2 (November 2020). This long-awaited volume picks up Nobel prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s remarkable and courageous literary and personal life in 1978, after his controversial commencement address at Harvard University, and concludes in 1994, as he bids farewell to […]

An Interview with Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, author of “Ars Vitae”

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn is a professor of history and senior research associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Syracuse University. Her work focuses on ideas and their intricacy, inner-workings, and importance in the lives of individuals and society, past and present. In addition to modern and contemporary American social, cultural, and intellectual history, she has broader […]

An Interview with Joseph E. Davis and Paul Scherz, co-editors of “The Evening of Life”

Joseph E. Davis and Paul Scherz are the co-editors of The Evening of Life: The Challenges of Aging and Dying Well (September 2020). The Evening of Life provides an interdisciplinary examination of the challenges of aging and dying well and calls for a re-envisioning of cultural concepts, practices, and virtues that embraces decline, dependency, and finitude rather […]

An Interview with Jessica Hooten Wilson, co-editor of “Solzhenitsyn and American Culture”

Jessica Hooten Wilson is co-editor, with David P. Deavel, of Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West (October 2020). She talked to us recently about their new book. This anthology presents essays from the foremost scholars and thinkers of comparative studies who have been tracking what Americans have borrowed and learned from […]

An Interview with Patrick Samway, author of “John Berryman and Robert Giroux”

Patrick Samway S.J., author of John Berryman and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Friendship (October 2020), kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his writing process and research. His previous books include The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton and Flannery O’Connor and Robert Giroux, both published by the University of Notre Dame Press. […]