R. O. Kwon, "Legends of the Seoul Dogs"
It’s December 23. R. O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries, sees the forest for the trees.
How would you describe your story?
R. O. KWON: A call and response.
When did you write it, and how did the writing process compare to your other work?
RK: I wrote this a few years ago, and it required what all my fiction requires: a great deal of revision.
What kind of research went into this story?
RK: Very little.
What, to you, makes the short story a special form? What can it do that other kinds of writing can't?
RK: I love what Lorrie Moore said, that a short story is a flower; a novel is a job.
Where should people go to learn more about you and your work?
What's the best gift you've ever been given?
RK: Time and space to write, time and space to write, time and space to write.
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