Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

To Shatter and Create: Interviewing Matthew Kressel


It was a delight interviewing Matthew Kressel for The Brooklyn Rail. We talked about his engaging debut novel, KING OF SHARDS, his other writing and creative projects, and the different ways Matt explores myth, landscape, and beauty in unlikely places.

NYC friends, The Brooklyn Rail is in print, but everyone can read it online. (And if you haven’t encountered The Brooklyn Rail, check it out. It’s a really wonderful journal.)

You can read the interview here:


Author: Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.

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