Academic journal article North Carolina Literary Review

A New Voice Tells an Old "Love Is Love" Story. (Miscellany)

Academic journal article North Carolina Literary Review

A New Voice Tells an Old "Love Is Love" Story. (Miscellany)

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As soon as Fiction Editor Liza Wieland recommended publication of Jim Coby's interview with Matthew Griffin, I read the author's debut novel, not wanting any spoilers as I edited the interview. So before you read the interview, do yourself the favor of reading this amazing novel. It reminds us of a time when two men in love had to Hide (the novel's title) to spend their lives together. A young man himself, the author tells his interviewer that he drew his inspiration for the voices and behaviors of both of the elderly characters in his novel from his grandparents, reminding us that, indeed (as Lin-Manuel Miranda put it in his Tony-acceptance speech sonnet), "love is love is love is love is love."

Don't let any issue's special feature topic keep you from sending us an interview with a new North Carolina writer whose work should be read, shared, celebrated. …

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