How do I document an interview in MLA style?

Create a works-cited-list entry for an interview as you would for any other source: follow the MLA style template. In general, treat the person being interviewed as the author. Then provide the title of the interview:
Saro-Wiwa, Ken. “English Is the Hero.” No Condition Is Permanent: Nigerian Writing and the Struggle for Democracy, edited by Holger Ehling and Claus-Peter Holste-von Mutius, Rodopi, 2001, pp. 13–19.
The interviewer’s name, if known and relevant to your paper, may be included in the “Optional Element” slot of the MLA style template (see pp. 50–53 of the handbook for a definition of this element). In this case, it is clearest and most efficient to place the name of the interviewer after the core element it relates to, the interview:
Saro-Wiwa, Ken. “English Is the Hero.” Interview by Diri I. Teilanyo. No Condition Is Permanent: Nigerian Writing and the Struggle for Democracy, edited by Holger Ehling and Claus-Peter Holste-von Mutius, Rodopi, 2001, pp. 13–19.
If the interview is untitled, follow the guidelines on pages 28–29 of the MLA Handbook and include the generic description interview:
Walcott, Derek. Interview. By Susan Lang. 22 Oct. 2002.

Published 7 June 2016

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