Erdrich and Dorris currently share great success as a literary couple with their unique collaborative relationship. The editors have selected 25 interviews for this volume of the Literary Conversations series; together, the interviewers reveal some of the sources of the magic found in the fiction of these two fascinating writers. A striking characteristic surfaces from the slew of similar questions being asked and responded to again and again in these pages. If Erdrich and Dorris have forged a distinctive partnershipand it appears they haveit is due in part to their fearless acceptance of an unprecedented level of creative participation in each other's writing. Admirers should delight in fascinating glimpses of their work process and personal lives. --Alice Joyce
About the Author
At Southwest Texas State University, Allan Chavkin is a professor of English. He is also the editor of Conversations with John Gardner (University Press of Mississippi) and English Romanticism and Modern Fiction.
At Southwest Texas State University, Nancy Feyl Chavkin is a professor of social work.