Talk Talk: Interviews with Writers covers thirty-five years of interviews with writers including Richard Powers, Max Apple, Emily St. John Mandel, Jamaica Kincaid, Ron Hansen, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jennifer Egan, Neal Stephenson, Elizabeth Crook, Robert Stone, and many others. These writers have won some of the top literary awards such as the Nobel, National Book Award, Pulitzer, Booker, and Hugo awards. Conducted at the time the writer’s latest book was published, each interview displays the kind of depth and fascinating detail that can only be achieved when the interviewer comes equipped with a deep, broad knowledge of his subject’s work. The resulting conversations range over a spectrum of contemporary and classic fiction and poetry, revealing much about the writers’ impulses, backgrounds, and sources of inspiration. Talk Talk will not only help lay readers gain insight into the works of these important writers but will become a valuable resource for scholars and students.
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Published by Texas Christian University Press