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Monday, November 3, 2014

In Memoriam: Derek Alger

(18 November 1953 – 29 October 2014)

We are all “reeling over the untimely death of [our] good friend, Derek Alger,” as Charles Salzberg writes in Honoring Derek Alger.

Derek was a graduate of the MFA fiction-writing program at Columbia University, a Contributing Editor for Serving House Journal, and a former editor-at-large at Pif Magazine, where more than 100 of his interviews with writers have been published over a period of 14 years.

Seven of those interviews appear in Serving House Journal, with four reprinted from Pif and three published in SHJ for the first time (Terese Svoboda, SHJ-2; Lauren B. Davis, SHJ-5; and Bruce Holbert, SHJ-7).

Derek’s fiction and essays appear in Confrontation, Del Sol Review,, The Literary Review, and Writers Notes, among others.

“One on One” Archive of the interviews at Pif Magazine

Posted by Clare MacQueen
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