Can I name an interviewee as the author of a collection of interviews?
MLA style names the interviewee as the author of individual interviews (see MLA Handbook, appendix 2). When your source is a collection of interviews of one subject, name the interviewee in the Author element and the editor in the Contributor element:
Atwood, Margaret. Margaret Atwood: Conversations. Edited by Earl G. Ingersoll, Ontario Review Press, 1990.
As with stories or essays in a collection by a single author, you may create individual works-cited-list entries for the interviews and cross-reference the collection or cite the collection as a whole in your prose.
When the collection you cite or cross-reference includes multiple interviewees, name the stated author or key contributor, such as the editor or interviewer, in the Author element:
Nemser, Cindy. Art Talk: Conversations with Fifteen Women Artists. IconEditions, 1995.
For more information on citing key contributors in the Author element, see section 5.40 of the MLA Handbook.
MLA Handbook. 9th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2021.