Julie Schumacher is the author of many works of fiction, novels and stories for adults young and old; these include The Body is Water, An Explanation for Chaos, Grass Angel, and her newest novel, Black Box. Her stories have appeared in both the O. Henry Awards anthology and Best American Short Stories. She’s a graduate of Oberlin College and of Cornell’s MFA program, and currently lives in St. Paul, where she is the Director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor of English at the University of Minnesota.
Schumacher read from her work on February 20, in Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall. This interview took place earlier the same day.