Thursday, November 19, 2009

Atlantic Interview with Tim Gautreaux

Another old interview with Tim Gautreaux, this one from The Atlantic: Tim Gautreaux interview.
I just set a couple characters against each other on the first page, and next thing I know, the story is "about" some idea that interests me -- and that is the theme.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Robert Birnbaum interviews Tim Gautreaux

This is not hot news, but while we're on the subject of great interviews of great authors, check out Robert Birnbaum's interview of Tim Gautreaux. Birnbaum's interviews are great reading, as are Gautreaux's books.

John Jurgensen Interviews Cormac McCarthy

John Jurgensen interviewed author Cormac McCarthy (author of All the Pretty Horses and The Road) in the Wall Street Journal.  McCarthy is a writer of prose that is both muscular and lyrical.  In the interview, McCarthy talks about many things, including the difference between making movies and writing novels.

Dick Pearce and I made a film in North Carolina about 30 years ago and I thought, "This is just hell. Who would do this?" Instead, I get up and have a cup of coffee and wander around and read a little bit, sit down and type a few words and look out the window.

WSJ interview with Cormac McCarthy