Denis Johnson with Gary Kamiya, 11 April 2007 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 11, 2007.

Denis Johnson (right) in conversation with Gary Kamiya at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Photo: Don Usner
Denis Johnson’s story “Homeless and High” begins, “I arrived penniless in Berkeley in February of 1973, at night, dropped off on Telegraph Avenue by a woman driving around in her commune’s Volvo.” He is the author of the celebrated collection of stories Jesus’ Son, which was made into a feature film by the same name in 1999. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and McSweeney’s. His recent novel, Angel, tells the story of a fleeing housewife toting two kids and an ex-Navy, ex-con who all meet on a Greyhound bus.

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