Roisin McLean holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize. She has published fiction in Perigee, Serving House Journal, Fiction Week Literary Review, and Pithead Chapel. Her essays appear in Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging and in OH SANDY! An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose. An earlier interview with Thomas E. Kennedy appears in The McNeese Review. She is currently revising a linked story and novella collection and works as catalog administrator for Passaic County Community College.
- The Ecotone Interview with Thomas E. Kennedy
The third novel of Thomas E. Kennedy’s Copenhagen Quartet appeared in the United States in June 2013, in the United Kingdom in November. The Quartet consists of four independent novels set in the Danish capital, each in a different season and each written in a different style: In the Company of Angels (2010), Falling Sideways (2011), Kerrigan in Copenhagen, A Love Story (2013), and Beneath the Neon Egg (forthcoming in 2014). Kennedy has written many other books of fiction and nonfiction, and his stories, essays, and translations appear regularly in such journals as the Southern Review, New Letters, Epoch, Ecotone, and American Poetry Review, among others, and have won, among other awards, a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Prize, and a National Magazine Award. For the past three decades, Kennedy, an American born in New York, has lived in Copenhagen. He teaches at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s low-residency MFA program in creative writing.
This interview was conducted in March 2013 in West Orange, New Jersey.