Shrapnel and Starships

by Jesse Durovey

Interview with Jesse Durovey

Remolinos, the blog for riverSedge, recently interviewed me: Check it out!


Jesse Durovey, co-winner of the riverSedge 2016 Prose Prize for his essay “Afghan Ghosts,” answered some questions for us about his process, future writing plans, and how he heard about riverSedge.
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself, your background, and some of the experiences that have helped to shape you into the writer you are today.

I spent most of my so-called formative years in western Montana, but my family also moved a lot while I was young. All of the moving caused many of my friendships and early hobbies to be short-lived. As a response, I found great comfort in reading, and I loved my local libraries. I read anything I could get my hands on—Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Louis L’Amour, L’Engle, and heaps of Greek mythology. As I grew older, I also turned to Hemingway, Heller, Asimov, Heinlein, and Philip K. Dick. I spent a lot…

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