PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication/ project in 25 words or less?
It’s a novel titled The Sexual Lives of Missionaries. It’s almost done. First ten pages appeared last summer in Guernica:http://www.guernicamag.com/fiction/2863/kyle_minor_7_15_11/
PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?
The Shield, The Wire, Big Love, The New Girl, Breaking Bad.
PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?
It’s not possible for anyone to be an objective reader. Reading is an exercise in subjectivity. Writing, too, and also thinking.
PDB: Do you have any interest in writing for films, theatre or television?
PDB: How much research goes into each book?
For the one I’m finishing, I spent a lot of time in Haiti. I see the research trajectory rising from here on. It’s too useful not to do a lot of it.
PDB: How useful or important are social media for you as a writer?
Social media is not important for me as a writer, but it is important for me as a person who wants people to read what I have written, so I’ve invested pretty heavily in it. One not-small side benefit is that I’ve met a lot of good people and made a few good friends along the way.