Check this out: Farah Mendlesohn on Joanna Russ, Interviewed by Graham Sleight.
This is how the interview begins:
Graham Sleight for Amazon.com: How did it come about that you decided to compile a book on Joanna Russ's work?
Farah Mendlesohn:I was sharing an elevator at Readercon with Samuel R. Delany and he asked me what I thought of Russ's work. By the time we'd drifted to breakfast, eaten breakfast, and embarked on coffee, I appeared to be editing a collection on Russ.
And it gets even more interesting. Just fyi.