John Jodzio

Q & A with Our Journal Contributor John Jodzio

1. If you were reviewing your own work, how would you describe its style or point of view? 

Magically bizarre, but steeped in the recognizable.  

2. Who are some of your favorite contemporary authors?

Love me some George Saunders. Also a huge fan of Aimee Bender, Dan Chaon, Adam Johnson. The last book I read that I really loved was Lindsay Hunter's collection Don't Kiss Me.

3. If you were told you couldn't write anymore, what job would you pursue and why?

I'd probably get a job piercing babies’ ears at some shitty mall jewelry store. Besides writing, it's the only other thing I'm qualified to do.

4. When you think of Austin, what comes to mind?

I drove through Austin once on a road trip with some of my college friends. When we were driving near there my friend Scott gave me a very painful titty twister. Whenever I think of Austin my nipple really hurts.

5. Answer the question you wish we had asked.

Q: Did you just pour some Kraken into your Diet Coke to make it through your day?

A: Yes. Yes, I did.

A List of Our First Journal Contributors

We are thrilled to announce our first journal contributors:

Sheila Heti

Derrick Brown

John Jodzio

Lisa Wells

T Kira Madden

David Olimpio

Boomer Pinches

Patrick Madden

Caitlyn Paley    

 

The journal is expected to be available in January 2014. Over the next two months, we will be sharing Q&As with several of our contributors. More details on our first edition coming soon...

Thanks,

The Austin Review 

 

This photograph is by Daquella Manera and used under the Creative Commons attributions license.    

This photograph is by Daquella Manera and used under the Creative Commons attributions license.