Fiction. Art. Film. Q↔A: AN AUTO-INTERVIEW is, at heart, as its title suggests, an auto-interview by novelist and art and photography critic James R. Hugunin. It delves into the nature of his work, both literary and critical, and offers and discusses large excerpts from his major works. This is an excellent introduction to the genius of James R. Hugunin. This deluxe hardcover volume, as almost all of his are, is lavishly illustrated in full color.
James Hugunin teaches the History of Photography and Contemporary Theory at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1983 he won the first Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography. He is the author of A Survey of the Representation of Prisoners in the United States: Discipline and Photograph, The Prison Experience (1999), and Writing Pictures, Case Studies in Photographic Criticism, 1983- 2012 (2013), New Art Examiner Reviews: 1986 -93), and Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography from the Journal Afterimage, 1977-88, all collections of his critical writings. He has also written several novels: Something is Crook in Middlebrook (2012), Elder Physics, The Wrong of Time: Stories from an Elder Home (2013), Case- X (taking us inside the mind of an academic undergoing treatment for salivary gland cancer), Q↔A: AN AUTO-INTERVIEW (JEF Books, 2017), and FINDING MEMEMO: A BOOK IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR (JEF Books, 2019). His current novel-in-progress, Finding Mememo, plays with the genres of academic writing, detective and sci-fi genres (forthcoming in 2017) as it critiques the suffusion of neoliberal economics into academia. In 2016, Hugunin was elected a member of Chicago's Society of Midland Authors.Author City: OAK PARK, IL USA