Interviews

Interviews with William Burroughs

Interview with William S. Burroughs

Author Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso
Date 1961
Subject One of the earliest interviews with Burroughs… “Gregory Corso: What is your department? William Burroughs: Kunst und Wissenschaft.
Link Interview with William S. Burroughs

A Word Is a Word Is a Collage (1965)

Author Bill Butler
Date 28 June 2011
Subject The American poet and bookseller Bill Butler interviewed William Burroughs in 1965 for this previously uncollected profile, which first appeared in the Guardian newspaper.
Link A Word Is a Word Is a Collage (1965)

1984 Interview with William S. Burroughs

Author William Weiss
Date 13 Mar 2013
Subject William Weiss offers an uncollected 1984 interview with William S. Burroughs on The Place of Dead Roads
Link 1984 Interview with William S. Burroughs

A Conversation With William S. Burroughs

Author Simone Lazzeri Ellis
Date 1990
Subject Interview with Burroughs on the subject of art, expanded for RealityStudio by the author.
Link A Conversation With William S. Burroughs

The Naked Lunch Report

Author Gary Indiana
Date 31 Dec 1991
Subject A behind-the-scenes interview with Burroughs and David Cronenberg on the set of the film of Naked Lunch
Link The Naked Lunch Report

Which Is the Fly and Which Is the Human?

Author Lynn Snowden
Date 1992
Subject Interview in Kansas with Burroughs and David Cronenberg on the subject of the film of Naked Lunch
Link Which Is the Fly and Which Is the Human?

Interviews with Others

Fragment of an Interview with Allen Ginsberg

Author The Berkeley Barb
Date 1974
Subject Interview on the subject of Burroughs’ theory of evil
Link Fragment of an Interview with Allen Ginsberg

The Huncke Connection

Author Johnny Strike
Date 1982
Subject A rare interview, not previously published, with one of the seminal figures of the Beat movement, Herbert Huncke.
Link The Huncke Connection

Interview with Victor Bockris on William Burroughs

Author Dave Teeuwen
Date 27 May 2010
Subject Victor Bockris talks Burroughs, Warhol, Punk, selling out, dope, glamor, and the difficult art of biography.
Link Interview with Victor Bockris on William Burroughs

David Britton and Michael Butterworth on William S. Burroughs

Author Sarajane Inkster / RealityStudio
Date 1997 / 2008
Subject Interview with the founders of Savoy Books on their aborted venture to publish the works of William Burroughs in England.
Link David Britton and Michael Butterworth on William S. Burroughs

Michael Moorcock on William S. Burroughs

Author Mark P. Williams
Date 2008
Subject Interview with writer Michael Moorcock on his advocacy of and admiration for Burroughs
Link Michael Moorcock on William S. Burroughs

Terry Wilson: Cutting Up for Real

Author Ian MacFadyen
Date 20 Feb 2012
Subject Ian MacFadyen discusses William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Third Mind techniques, and the book Perilous Passage with Terry Wilson.
Link Terry Wilson: Cutting Up for Real

William S. Burroughs, Charles Gatewood, and Sidetripping

Author Charles Gatewood
Date 22 Sept 2010
Subject In an excerpt from his nearly completed memoir Dirty Old Man, photographer Charles Gatewood describes meeting William Burroughs, photographing him for Rolling Stone, and asking him to write an introduction for his book Sidetripping.
Link William S. Burroughs, Charles Gatewood, and Sidetripping

Who Was Sinclair Beiles?

Author Gary Cummiskey
Date 11 March 2010
Subject Gary Cummiskey offers an excerpt from Who Was Sinclair Beiles?, a collection of interviews and essays that profile Sinclair Beiles, the South African poet who worked for Olympia Press, helped to edit Naked Lunch, and collaborated with William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Gregory Corso on the first cut-up book, Minutes to Go.
Link Who Was Sinclair Beiles?

Interview with Alex Neish, Editor of Jabberwock and Sidewalk

Author Graham Rae
Date 13 April 2009
Subject Graham Rae offers an exclusive interview with Alex Neish, editor of Jabberwock — which featured one of the earliest excerpts of William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch — and Sidewalk
Link Interview with Alex Neish, Editor of Jabberwock and Sidewalk

Charles Plymell: The Benzedrine Highway Interview (Revised)

Author Paul Hawkins
Date 2008
Subject Interview with writer, publisher, and legendary Kansas Beat Charles Plymell.
Link Charles Plymell: The Benzedrine Highway Interview (Revised)

Interview with Malcolm Mc Neill

Author RealityStudio
Date 2007
Subject Interview with Malcolm Mc Neill, who collaborated with Burroughs to create the artwork for Ah Pook Is Here
Link Interview with Malcolm Mc Neill

Interview with Professor Oliver Harris

Author RealityStudio
Date 2005
Subject Interview with arguably the world’s leading Burroughs scholar on his fascination for el hombre invisible.
Link Interview with Professor Oliver Harris

Interview with Gary Lee-Nova

Author RealityStudio
Date 2007
Subject Interview with Lee-Nova, an artist who has been reading the work of Burroughs since before the 1959 publication of Naked Lunch
Link Interview with Gary Lee-Nova

Interview with Hank O’Neal

Author RealityStudio
Date 2005
Subject The photographer speaks about his book on the Christopher Street Parade, featuring captions by William S. Burroughs.
Link Interview with Hank O’Neal

Interview with John Geiger

Author RealityStudio
Date 2006
Subject The author of books on the dreamachine and Brion Gysin speaks about Gysin and Burroughs.
Link Interview with John Geiger

Interview with Rob Johnson

Author RealityStudio
Date 2006
Subject The author of The Lost Years of William S. Burroughs: Beats in South Texas speaks about his groundbreaking work investigating Burroughs’ years in Texas.
Link Interview with Rob Johnson

Interview with Sylvère Lotringer on the Nova Convention

Author Marcus D. Niski
Date 14 Sept 2012
Subject Marcus Niski speaks to Sylvère Lotringer about the 1978 Nova Convention celebrating William Burroughs and his work.
Link Interview with Sylvère Lotringer on the Nova Convention

Burroughs Garage Sale

Author RealityStudio
Date 2005
Subject Interview with Patricia Elliott Marvin, aka BeatP, friend and former neighbor of William Burroughs in Kansas
Link Burroughs Garage Sale

Dead Aim: The Unseen Art of William S. Burroughs

Author RealityStudio
Date 2005
Subject Interview with Paul Pieroni, manager of the Riflemaker Gallery, on the occasion of an exhibit of Burroughs artwork
Link Dead Aim: The Unseen Art of William S. Burroughs

Interview with Johnny Strike

Author Marcus D. Niski
Date 15 May 2012
Subject Marcus D. Niski interviews Johnny Strike about William Burroughs, Herbert Huncke, Paul Bowles, and writing.
Link Interview with Johnny Strike

Bunker Interviews

Author Jed Birmingham
Subject Jed conducts interviews with small-press and little-mag figures in Bunker Interviews…
Link Bunker Interviews
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