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“god bless the ded”: Why We Interview People After Tragedy (even when we don’t want to)

Interviewing: The Oregon Method September 18, 2014 By Alex Tizon His daughter’s body had been found in the middle of the street. He didn’t know who killed her. He didn’t know why she was killed, and why her body—legs crossed at the ankles, arms outstretched—had been laid out in the form of a cross. The […]

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One of the hardest jobs a journalist will ever do is interview someone who’s just experienced a tragedy. I hated doing it but I did it anyway. In this essay, I explain why. Dewa Poker I talk about my interviews with Richard Zapata, who’s daughter Mia was raped and murdered in Seattle in the 1990s. The […]

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Restorative narrative

As a writer and journalist, do I dominoqq cultivate a sense of hope or hopelessness in readers? Journalist Mallary Jean Tenore and I discuss the idea of Restorative Narrative. Check it casino online out.

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Q&A with the Maynard Institute

Q: Your book “Little Big Man: In Search of My Asian Self” has gotten wonderful reviews. What do you most want readers to get from your book? A: I think it depends on the reader. If you feel like an outsider, one thing to take away is that you’re really not alone even if it […]

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Big Little Man wins 2015 Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Non-Fiction

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NPR affiliate interviews author of Big Little Man on race, masculinity and shame

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  • Restorative narrative
    January 8, 2015
    As a writer and journalist, do I cultivate a sense of hope or hopelessness in readers? Journalist Mallary Jean Tenore and I discuss the idea of Restorative Narrative. Check it out. (Read more...)

    Q&A with the Maynard Institute
    November 9, 2014
    Q: Your book “Little Big Man: In Search of My Asian Self” has gotten wonderful reviews. What do you most want readers to get from your book?

    A: I think it depends on the reader. If you feel like an outsider, one thing to take away is that you’re really not alone even if it feels that way, that you’re actually in good company. And whatever state you’re in today will not last forever. One of my favorite lines from the movie 127 Hours — about a young man who’s pinned by a boulder — is “Everything is moving all the time.” It refers to rocks and geological formations, but it’s also true of emotional and developmental states. It’s also true of geopolitics and history, and this is one of the themes of Big Little Man. (Read more...)

    god bless the ded
    September 30, 2014
    One of the hardest jobs a journalist will ever do is interview someone who’s just experienced a tragedy. I hated doing it but I did it anyway. In this essay, I explain why. I talk about my interviews with Richard Zapata, who’s daughter Mia was raped and murdered in Seattle in the 1990s. The case went unsolved for ten years, and I interviewed Richard several times during that period. The essay is a chapter in a new book, edited by Peter Laufer, called Interviewing: The Oregon Method. Read the essay here.


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