Interviews and Stuff
Interview, Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters, “How To Write 'Outsiders': Social Alienation And Mental Illness In Fiction" with Sarah Schantz, September 21, 2016.
Interview, “Erika Krouse interview with Karen Stefano" (with excerpt from Contenders), Karen Stefano, March 2016.
Short essay on Amtrak blog: “Amtrak Resident: Erika Krouse," by Erika Krouse, January, 2016.
Podcast, “The Bleeding Typewriter: Episode 7," David W. Berner.
Interview, “Interrogation: Erika Krouse," S.W. Lauden, December 2015.
Podcast, “Other Ppl with Erika Krouse," Brad Listi, The Nervous Breakdown, April 23, 2015.
Interview and webinar, “Writing Power Hour with Erika Krouse," Doug Kurtz, Write Life Coaching, April 27, 2015, 7 pm MST.
Interview, Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters, “Boulder writer Erika Krouse pulls no punches with first novel, ‘Contenders’," Ryan Warner and David Hill, April 27, 2015, 7 am and 10 pm.
“Literary great [Ishiguro] touches down in Denver," The Advocate, Jordan Anthony
Interviewing Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro for Lighthouse's “Inside the Writer's Studio," March 27, 2015, King Center, Denver.
Interview, One Story, Q&A, March 25, 2015
9News, Colorado & Company, March 4, 2015, television interview about Kazuo Ishiguro visit and Contenders.
9News, Colorado & Company, June 15, 2014, television interview about Lit Fest.
“Comfort Woman" received Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of the Small Presses 2019 Edition.
Tell Me Everything: Memoir of a Private Eye and Save Me: Stories were sold in a 2-book deal to Flatiron Books (Macmillan). Publication date TBD. Tell Me Everything was optioned by Playground Entertainment for TV adaptation.
“When in Bangkok" received Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses 2018 Edition.
“Wounds of the Heart and Great Vessels" received Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses 2017 Edition.
“When in Bangkok" was featured in the Kenyon Review column, "Why We Chose It"
“The Standing Man" was shortlisted for the 2016 Bridport Prize.
“The Pole of Cold" was listed as a "Distinguished Story of 2015" by Best American Short Stories 2016, and shortlisted for the Nowhere Travel Writing Award and the Sequestrum Reprint Award.
Contenders was named as a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.
“Lotus" was shortlisted for the 2015 Bridport Prize and the Dana Award for the Short Story.
High Country News: “Knock-out punch: a review of 'Contenders' by Erika Krouse," Jenny Shank, November 9, 2015.
Lithub.com: “Literary Los Angeles: Against not-entirely inaccurate stereotypes," Katie Orphan, August 4, 2015.
SF Gate: “In ‘Contenders,’ taking custody of niece hits female fighter hard," Tony DuShane, July 29, 2015.
Contenders returns to the Denver Bestseller List for Paperback Fiction, 6/28/15
Contenders was featured at B&N Reads, “Five Overlooked Books It's Impossible Not to Love," by Jenny Shank.
Contenders was featured at VELA, “BK Loren's Five Badass Fiction and Nonfiction Writers."
Contenders was Margot Livesey's Editor's Pick in the upcoming (Summer) issue of Ploughshares.
Contenders was featured in the May issue of 5280.
Contenders was #1 on the Denver Bestseller List for Paperback Fiction, 4/19/15
Contenders was the April pick for The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.
Contenders was featured in the March issue of Cosmopolitan.
Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters, “Writing the rails: Boulder writer selected for Amtrak's first literary residency," David Hill, October 6, 2014.
The Denver Post, “Boulder Writer Gets Ready to Ride the Rails," Monte Whaley, October 4, 2014.
The New York Times, “The Little Writing Prize That Could," Alexandra Alter, September 25, 2014.
Colorado Public Radio, “How to Beat Writer's Block," Corey H. Jones, June 11, 2014.
Colorado Public Radio, “Colorado Teens Encouraged to Use Failure as Fuel," Corey H. Jones, March 14, 2014.
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