Their conversation focuses on the revision of the titular story from the collection The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs (Sarabande Books, 2022). Schmidt and Campbell chat about the importance of beginnings, middles, and ends of stories, and more. Enjoy!
Interview conducted on 10/19/2022.
The Interview Series is a production of the Iowa-based arts and education nonprofit 1-Week Critique (1WC), which provides pedagogical resources and editorial support to students and teachers of the literary arts.
You can learn more about our programs, support our work, and view excerpts of Leslie’s earlier draft and published version of the story for side-by-side comparison by visiting https://www.1weekcritique.com.
The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs can be purchased wherever books are sold, including through Sarabande Books: https://www.sarabandebooks.org/titles…