Host Ken Jones talks with Gigi Little, editor of the new collection of short fiction City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Tales.
The tales in City of Weird, set in a Portland both real and imagined, feature sea monsters, aliens, vampires, ghosts, robotic dogs, man-eating vegetation, magical books, seductive video games, secret bookstore basements, miniature cities, and one iconic game show host.
Gigi’s own essays and short fiction have appeared in anthologies and literary magazines, including Portland Noir, Spent, and The Pacific Northwest Reader. She works as a marketing coordinator at Powell’s Books, and also as graphic designer for the Portland-based indie publisher Forest Avenue Press. Before all that, Gigi spent 15 years in the circus, as a lighting director and professional clown.
Joining Gigi on the show are three of City of Weird's contributing authors: Dan DeWeese, Karen Munro, and Suzy Vitello.
Note: The first audio file below is the archived Between the Covers episode. The second audio file is a special online bonus for KBOO listeners, featuring Dan, Karen, and Suzy reading excerpts from their City of Weird stories.