Interviews with Pulitzer Prize Winner, Geraldine Brooks, and Farmers: Volume VII, Issue 1 of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal Released

A special issue of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal with 84 photographs on farming life and Anna Faktorovich’s headliner presentation at the Virginia Festival of the Book has been released from Anaphora Literary Press. It also includes an interview with the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Geraldine Brooks. “Interviews with Geraldine Brooks and Farmers: Volume VII, Issue 1.”

Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2015 –(– “Interviews with Geraldine Brooks and Farmers: Volume VII, Issue 1”: This issue begins with an interview with the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Geraldine Brooks, who talks about the writing craft, her novels and her life outside of fiction. This feature is followed by four interviews with farmers from the Frankfort, Kentucky region, one of whom, Michael Spencer, is on the Kentucky state Farm Bureau board and another, Richard Jones, runs the regionally well-known Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm. The critical essays include one from the editor, Anna Faktorovich, on the Kentucky farm cabin myth, which is best-recognized as the Lincoln cabin myth. She developed this essay as part of her research in the Kentucky Historical Society’s Special Collections, where she did a three-week fellowship this April 2015. There are also essays, short stories and poetry from Bert Cardullo (established film critic and professor), Michael O’Connor (a successful script writer), Louis Gallo (editor and professor), Jim Davis (Harvard master’s candidate), A. Joachim Glage (attorney and Hollywood writer), Scott Gordon (fiction writer and independent filmmaker), Janet Ruth Heller (president of the Michigan College English Association), and Keith Moser (professor, editor and author of multiple titles).

Anna Faktorovich is the Director and Founder of the Anaphora Literary Press. Previously, she taught college English for three years at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and the Middle Georgia State College. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism. She published two academic books with McFarland: Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson (2013) and The Formulas of Popular Fiction: Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Religious and Mystery Novels. She also published widely in several other genres, including two poetry collections, Improvisational Arguments (Fomite Press, 2011) and Battle for Athens (Anaphora, 2012), a historical novel, The Romances of George Sand (2014), two fantasy novellas with Grim’s Labyrinth Publishing, The Great Love of Queen Margaret, the Vampire (2014) and The Campaigns against the Olden: Kingdoms of Laruta (2014), and a self-illustrated children’s book, The Sloths and I (Anaphora, 2013). She has been editing and writing for the independent, tri-annual Pennsylvania Literary Journal since 2009. She won the MLA Bibliography, Kentucky Historical Society and Brown University Military Collection fellowships.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066; Library of Congress Catalog Number: PN80.P46) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. PLJ is available through the EBSCO Academic Complete and ProQuest databases in full-text. It is also on sale as single issues on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and most other online bookstores. It is cataloged in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope’s Digest. PLJ has published works by and interviews with New York Times bestselling writers like Larry Niven and Cinda Williams Chima. Dr. R. Joseph Rodríguez received the 2015 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Article Award for his article, “There Are Many Rooms” which appeared in Volume VI, Issue 1 of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal (El Paso Inc).

Details: $15, 166pp, 7X10″, 84 photographs, Spring 2015, ISBN: 978-1-512068-34-4. The issue can be purchased on Amazon: More information about PLJ can be found at:

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