Anne Korkeakivi answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Anne Korkeakivi is the author of The Unexpected Guest   --Name a childhood hero. Artemis   --Name a work you wish you’d written. King Lear. But I’d be happy with An Artist of the Floating World or Cloud Atlas.   --Name some of the original working titles of your work before it was published. When Last I … [Read more...]

Megan Mayhew Bergman answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise. --Name a childhood hero. Sally Ride, Turtle Wexler, Nancy Drew, and an amateur animal hoarder who shall remain nameless. She lived in our neighborhood and rescued greyhounds, squirrels, raccoons – and racked up a large number of notices from the homeowner’s association. … [Read more...]

Andre Dubus III answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Andre Dubus III's latest book is Townie --Name a childhood hero. Franco Columbu, an amateur Italian boxing champ and powerlifting and bodybuilding wonder boy. --Name a work you wish you’d written. Ironweed by William Kennedy --Name a writer in history of whom you would like to have been a contemporary of and why. Ernest … [Read more...]

Myfanwy Collins answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Myfanwy Collins is the author of Echolocation --Name a childhood hero. Anne Shirley (aka Anne of Green Gables) --Name a work you wish you’d written. Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers --Name some of the original working titles of your work before it was published. Gosh. I can’t even remember. I started the book as a … [Read more...]

Hannah Pittard answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Hannah Pittard is the author of The Fates Will Find Their Way --Name a work you wish you’d written. Walks With Men, Ann Beattie --Name a writer in history of whom you would like to have been a contemporary of and why. Faulkner and Hemingway – so I could sit and listen. --Name a trait you deplore in other writers. The same thing … [Read more...]

Jessica Keener answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Jessica Keener is the author of the novel Night Swim. --Name a childhood hero. Peggy Fleming --Name a work you wish you’d written. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson --Name some of the original working titles of your work before it was published. Others Less Fortunate, Sarah Davina --Name a writer in history of whom you would like … [Read more...]

Lucy Ferriss answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

Lucy Ferriss's latest novel is The Lost Daughter --Name a childhood hero. Early childhood: Thumbelina. Later: King Arthur. Still later: Gloria Steinem. --Name a work you wish you’d written. Michael Chabon, Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Christina Stead, The Man Who Loved Children. --Name some of the original working titles … [Read more...]

Ryan Boudinot answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Ryan Boudinot is the author of Blueprints of the Afterlife, Misconception, and The Littlest Hitler: Stories. --Name a childhood hero. My grandfathers: John Harbert, a three-war veteran; and Robert Boudinot, a visual artist. --Name a work you wish you’d written. “Everything Ravaged and Everything Burned” by Wells Tower. I tried … [Read more...]

Peter Orner answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Peter Orner is the author, most recently, of Love and Shame and Love --Name a childhood hero. The great first baseman, Willie Stargell --Name a work you wish you’d written. Any sentence by Isaac Babel. Any one sentence by Alice Munro. --If you had to order your work by how successfully you tend to complete what you set out to … [Read more...]

Stuart Nadler answers the Newtonville Books Questionnaire

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Stuart Nadler is the author of The Book of Life --Name a childhood hero. Larry Bird. He’s still a hero. --Name a work you wish you’d written. Cloud, Atlas by David Mitchell. A big book about the big issues: humanity, civilization, progress, love and life and death. One of the most stunning books. --Name some of the original … [Read more...]