One of the questions I’ve been hearing the most at readings over the last couple of weeks is, “Where did you get the idea for this crazy book?” (The second comment I get a lot is, “But you seem so much nicer than I expected.” If you can’t figure out why anyone would say that, […]
Elizabeth Strout Interview Following the publication of Olive Kittredge, I sat down with Elizabeth Strout at the JCC in San Francisco to interview her. I found Strout to be kind and very funny, generous with her stories, and a bit shy. She spoke of growing up in the end of a dirt road, and of […]
The latest issue of Domino Magazine features Hemingway’s Key West writing studio, where he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and Have and Have Not. See the photos and read the story in the Spring 2015 issue of Domino Magazine.
How the novel Golden State came to be. Read the Q&A. Random House Reader’s Circle: Why did you decide to set the novel against the backdrop of a vote for secession? Michelle Richmond: I am fascinated by the fact that so often things that seem impossible are actually very much within the realm of possibility. […]
Stephen King recently sat down with Jessica Lahey of The Atlantic Monthly to talk about teaching writing. King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is one of my favorite books on writing ever written. I love it for its accessibility, its wisdom, its lucidity, and its utter lack of pretension. Lahey gained a new […]