Today on Moving Forward we are discussing the nonfiction in fictional stories with author Vanessa Blakeslee.
VANESSA BLAKESLEE is the author of a forthcoming book that is a collection of short stories called Perfect Conditions. We are going to discuss this book with her today, so we can get a glimpse into her worldview. Vanessa’s writing has appeared in The Southern Review, Green Mountains Review,
The Paris Review Daily, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. Her novel Juventud won the
2015 IPPY Bronze Medal in Literary Fiction, was a finalist for Foreword Review’s Book of the Year,
and a runner-up for the Eric Hoffer Award. Her story collection Train Shots won the
Today on Moving Forward we conclude our series called The Conversation We Need To Have with Mike Sliwa.