His latest appearance is on Gil Roth's fascinating The Virtual Memories Show. Here he talks not only about his novel Everything Is Borrowed -- which Roth characterizes as "the anti-Fountainhead" -- but also about the Writers Resist movement, his new co-edited anthology Who Will Speak for America?, his longtime involvement with Hidden City Daily, his contribution to the spectacular photography book Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, and more.
At one point he remarks that writers have to delude themselves about their own importance and originality. Do you agree?
He also notes the flourishing literary scene in Philadelphia -- not that we're deluding ourselves, of course.