In February, Cheat River Review had the pleasure of hosting a reading/Q&A with Vince Granata, author of the emotional and powerful memoir Everything is Fine. The book, which confronts the tragic, violent death of his mother at the hands of his mentally ill brother, closely examines the ways in which schizophrenia changed his family forever. Through interwoven personal narrative and journalism, Granata seeks a path through grief, towards a place of love, understanding, and forgiveness.
West Virginia University had the pleasure of hosting Oliver de la Paz as our Sturm Writer in Residence this Fall. While he Zoomed with us, I had the opportunity to ask him some questions about his most recent book, The Boy in the Labyrinth.