Is your work political?
Journalism, yes. Literature, no.
What is the place of literature in politics?
Both are more compelling when there are strong narrative elements.
What is your favorite political work?
“Babbit,” by Sinclair Lewis.
Do you feel voting is important?
What are your hopes for this election?
A new administration and a return to a more progressive political climate.
Paul Smaglik is a freelance science journalist and soon-to-be published author in Milwaukee. His work has appeared in Science, Nature, and Discover. Contact him here for more information.
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