D. Harlan Wilson tells it like it is in this interview with D.A. Bale. Here's an excerpt:
"I'm not writing for a wide audience. Not that I'm oblivious to a readership. I simply apply a heavy intellectual onus on readers and expect a lot from them. Not a popular thing these days – has it ever been? – but I perceive my writing as art, with high and low arcs, and I'm not interested in readers who want cookie-cutter dynamics. They have a billion other books to choose from."
Of course my favorite quote is:
"I consider RDSP as the Grove Press of its time. Over the years they have published one after another badass, award-winning author. I'm thrilled that they let me play in their sandbox."
Read the full interview.