An interview with alum Rolf Yngve (fiction, ’12) appears at the Kenyon Review:
What was your original impetus for writing “A Prerogative”? Did you begin with the setting? With a character? With a line of dialogue or description?
I think the story grew out of a strange coincidence of all those elements. I was studying under Stephen Dobyns at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers—which means I was also studying Dobyns, reading his poetry—and reading works he assigned in hopes they would help me learn how to write this novel I started after Kevin McIlvoy suggested a short story might go farther.
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