"Joe Wilkins has a big, true, highway-running American voice. When you see a new book of his, you should celebrate. Just buy it, put down the window, and let the music blow back your hair. It's nothing but alive." – Luis Alberto Urrea
This last summer I spoke with Scott Gast of Orion about the power of storytelling, the physical imprint landscape leaves on us, and The Mountain and the Fathers. Orion has reposted the interview this week at their blog as part of their continuing coverage of the 2013 Orion Book Award.