Interview

I was interviewed for the July 23rd edition of the Baltimore City Paper

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By Dana Guth

 

I thought the interview, despite being complimentary, was both fair and frank and accurately captured me as a writer and teacher.

 

Dana Guth wrote "It’s obvious that Professor Farrington is one of those rare, refreshing breeds in academia whose zest for work only intensifies with age. In person and through his novels, he comes across as an embodiment of the eccentric-but-loveable professor archetype. (This image is colored in by his students’ comments ... which range from “hilarious, out there, wild” to “definitely not a structured teacher, but he’s different,” and “UMM . . . what can I say. He def. loves the ‘F’ word.”) It is this linguistic tension between the archaic and the vulgar that opens “The Blue Heron,” ... that explores the fictional parallels between a pair of 20-something online chatters, David and Molly, and their ostensible historical predecessors. David and Molly are hotly contesting the many uses of Farrington’s favorite curse word when their chat room is intruded on by an unlikely guest: 16th century Native American Opechancanough."

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