Alarcon on NPR

NPR’s Martha Woodruff talks to Daniel Alarcon about his story collection, War by Candlelight. Of him, Woodruff says,

Alarcon sees life as a process of constant internal and external movement. His characters are all between places, between friends, between lovers, between governments, between ideals.

Alarcon reads a brief excerpt, and talks about the inspiration behind this particular book, and behind his work in general. He is more interested in places like Lima, a tumultuous and chaotic city where characters like his collide, than there in places like Birmingham, Alabama, where he grew up, and where life is “altogether pleasant.”