“What Ever Happened to Complexity?”



LAST SPRING, Sarah Schulman came out with her eighth novel, The Child, published by Carroll & Graf, an imprint that almost immediately disappeared when the Avalon Publishing Group was bought in yet another corporate merger. The collapse of Carroll & Graf is a particularly harsh blow since its editor-in-chief, Don Weise, had made it, among New York mainstream publishers, the champion of GLBT books. For Schulman it is a particular disappointment, since it had taken her eight years to find a publisher for The Child, which is unquestionably one of Schulman’s finest works. I wrote to Schulman, and between July 3 and 17, 2007, we had the following discussion over the Internet. — DB

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