we would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.
Mario Levrero Q & A
Mario Levrero's The Luminous Novel is just out in English, and at The Believer they have a Q & A with -- and by -- the author, Mario Levrero in Conversation with Mario Levrero -- always a fun exercise.
Martin Amis Q & A | Authors on what they've been reading
Martin Amis Q & A
In The Observer Anthony Cummins has a Q & A with Martin Amis: ‘Style isn’t something you apply later’.
Amis mentions some of what he's been working on, noting: "I’ve almost finished two longish stories, one about lynching, and one about slavery just before the civil war" .....
And interesting to hear:Are you planning stories about the present ?The publicity-push comes with the UK paperback publication of Amis' Inside Story; I only have an e-copy of this, which has so far, like most e-books, defeated me, but I hope to eventually get to it, when I get a copy in paper form.
I don’t think I would. As you get older, you do resort to historical fiction, because you become more tremulous as you try to get hold of the present mood. I wouldn’t venture to say what it feels like for black people in 2021. I like that historical reality is hermetically sealed – although as Faulkner said, the past is never dead, it’s not even past
Authors on what they've been reading
Always interesting to see: in the Irish Independent they have: '15 of our best-loved authors reveal the best books they discovered under Covid', in Literary finds that helped our writers conquer the lockdowns.
In her breakout memoir, “Wild,” author Cheryl Strayed recounts her solo thousand-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. For a woman traveling alone and a backpacking novice, reeling from her mother’s death and a recent divorce, it was a risky journey to undertake. But Strayed’s mental and physical journey gave her an anchor in arguably the hardest time of her young life. Strayed’s commitment to self-compassion in the face of adversity is a testament to how much we can survive by trusting our own internal compass. By forgiving ourselves our missteps and recognizing what we do have, we can move forward in new, exciting ways.