Has a new book coming. What an absolutely gorgeous cover!
CLICK RIGHT HERE to read a super interview and essay from the Wall Street Journal about her and her writing.
She treats her creativity as a leap of faith. She won’t read her reviews, worried that, good or bad, they will interfere with her work. Over her desk, where she writes novels in longhand, she keeps a quote from the poet Richard Wilbur, which reads in part: “Step off assuredly into the blank of your mind. Something will come to you.”
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This, about her writing.
And an Anne Tyler quote, from one of my very earliest posts:
"All really satisfying stories, I
believe, can generally be described as spend-thrift... A spendthrift
story has a strange way of seeming bigger than the sum of its parts; it
is stuffed full; it gives the sense of possessing further information
that could be divulged if called for."