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For those using Manuel's work in the classroom, a list of podcasts, print interviews, essays, and bio information about Manuel is below:



In Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates (in celebration of the New Literary Project's 2023 Joyce Carol Oates Prize; recorded in May 2023)

Queens Public Library (useful to classes that are reading The Consequences, as each story is given a capsule discussion; recorded in September 2023)

1-Week Critique (craft interview on revision, especially useful for students reading "Anyone Can Do It")

Latino Book Review podcast (Feb 2023)

Book Public/Texas Public Radio  podcast (Dec 2022)

London's Brick Lane Bookshop podcast (Nov 2022)

Aloud/Los Angeles Public Library (in celebration of The Penguin Book of the Modern Short Story, John Freeman moderates a conversation with George Saunders, Sandra Cisneros, and Manuel)  

Essays and Author Interviews

The Common, a transcription of an interview with Helena María Viramontes, about the shared, lasting connections to labor and fieldwork (recorded in summer 2023 and transcribed for September 2023 publication)

World Literature Today, interviewed by Renee H. Shea (Oct 2022)

LitHub, interviewed by Jane Ciabattari (Oct 2022)

Contemporary Literature Vol 62 Issue 3  a lengthy interview, conducted by Rafael Pérez-Torres over a two-year period, in an academic journal from the University of Wisconsin Press (accessible via university libraries or site registration)

"Writing the Wrong," The Indigo Press (Oct 2022)

LitHub, "Manuel Muñoz on Trying and Failing to Tell the Story of His Biological Father" (Oct 2022)


Harvard Magazine ("Echoes of the Central Valley")

Creosote Journal ("Seeing Through the Dark")

Poets & Writers ("Manuel Muñoz Directs Arizona MFA Program")

(photo: with lifelong mentor and champion of many, Helena María Viramontes, San Antonio, 2011)

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