Interviews

On WCBS Author Talks, with Lisa Tschernkowitsch (7/29/2020): https://omny.fm/shows/wcbs-author-talks/chapter-156-jamie-beck-suzanne-allain-richie-narva

Astoria Bookshop Interview: Richie Narvaez on HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, with Christian Vega (June 25, 2020)

Naked Reviewers: Author Interview Richie Narvaez – April 2020
“Certainly, people don’t want crime in their lives. It’s one of the most disruptive and upsetting things that can happen to you. But in writing about it, you can experience it safely and envelop it in a way and solve things and find justice. In that way, it’s a different kind of fantasy writing.”

Photo by Erich Wood

Rain Taxi: Richie Narvaez: Every Story is a Mystery, by Dustin Michael, Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2019 (#95)
“If you can learn to write a mystery, you can learn to write anything. Really, every story is a mystery. Something has to be figured out. It’s usually something a little less concrete than a killer’s identity, but in any story there’s something that has to be figured out and resolved — or not — by the end. If you can learn that structure by writing a mystery, then you can take that practice into writing any kind of fiction, including literary fiction.”

Centro Voices: The Rat-Tat-Tat of the J and M Train: An Interview with Richie Narvaez, by Ivelisse Rodriguez, April 9, 2019
“[G]entrification echoes the history of displacement that links all Latinxs, a history of losing home, getting kicked out, and much, much worse. What’s lost for Puerto Ricans is not just home, it’s that American Dream—fantasy, really—that so many of them, people like my father and mother, believed in, the idea that this pattern was ever going to change, that they were ever going to be taken seriously as people by the ones in charge.”

V.S. Kemanis: Hipster Death Rattle: Book Review and Conversation, with Richie Narvaez, June 1, 2019

OJO: Writers to Watch, with R.V. Reyes, March 10, 2019
“If I weren’t a writer, I’m not sure how I’d define myself. A mildly amusing Trekkie perhaps? Who cooks. Loves dogs.”

Miss Demeanors Interview with Richie Narvaez, by D.A. Bartley, March 5, 2019
“For a lot of people, the culture of Williamsburg is only hipsters and yuppies. But in reality it’s certainly much more than that and, as part of New York City, it has a long history of colonization and displacement. I write primarily about the Puerto Ricans of the neighborhood, but I also try to touch on other cultures — and culture clashes — going on.”

In Their Own Words, by Rich Ehisen – March 2019

La Bloga: Conversation with R. Narvaez, by Manuel Ramos, June 01, 2012