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MLA Style Guide (8th edition): Works Cited: Interviews

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Interviews might be in print or in audiovisual format.  Treat an interview according to what format it is in.

Personal Interview: this would be an interview you conducted yourself.  The name of the interviewee is the 'author.'

Perkins, Wanda. Personal interview. 11 June 2017.

Published interview:  List the interview by the full name of the interviewee. If the name of the interview is part of a larger work like a book, a television program, or a film series, place the title of the interview in quotation marks. Place the title of the larger work in italics. If the interview appears as an independent title, italicize it. For books, include the author or editor name after the book title.

Gaitskill, Mary. Interview with Charles Bock. Mississippi Review, vol. 27, no. 3, 1999, pp. 129-50.

Amis, Kingsley. “Mimic and Moralist.” Interviews with Britain’s Angry Young Men, By Dale Salwak, Borgo P, 1984.

  • If the interview from which you quote does not feature a title, add the descriptor "Interview by" after the interviewee’s name and before the interviewer’s name.

Zinkievich, Craig. Interview by Gareth Von Kallenbach. Skewed & Reviewed, 27 Apr. 2009, Accessed 15 May. 2009.

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