Bomb: The Author Interviews (Paperback)

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Bomb: The Author Interviews (Paperback)


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Drawing on 30 years of BOMB Magazine, this anthology of interviews brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant and unforgettable collection of sharp, insightful and intimate author conversations.

Here we have a conversation with Jonathan Franzen, still an unknown author, on the eve of the publication of The Corrections; and one with Roberto Bolaño, near the end of his life. Lydia Davis and Francine Prose break down the intricacies of Davis's methods;  Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz discuss the power of Caribbean diasporic fiction. This anthology brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant and unforgettable collection of sharp, insightful and intimate author conversations.
BOMB Magazine, a breakout publication born of the early '80s New York's downtown art scene, offers intimate and outspoken artist-to-artist conversations. For 32 years, BOMB has kept an eager readership informed of and engaged with the most important innovators in art, literature, music, theater, and film. BOMB offers a quarterly magazine and website with a searchable online archive of over 1,200 interviews, 800 essays, podcasts, videos and daily blog posts.
Product Details ISBN: 9781616958114
ISBN-10: 1616958111
Publisher: Soho Press
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Pages: 480
Language: English
Praise for BOMB: The Author Interviews
"Bomb: The Author Interviews brings together a selection of conversations in a handsome anthology. The book, which offers 35 of the magazine’s interviews, is both a primer on authorial strategies and a record of the evolution of an iconic literary institution."
—The Washington Post

"Lets readers into the room for conversations with Martin Amis, Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, Sharon Olds, and others about the craft of writing."
—The Boston Globe

"'Inspire' might be a thin word in our cynical literary present, but dare I say that reading these conversations made me want to handwrite excerpts on index cards and lean them against books on my shelves."
—The Millions

"Rare insight into the creative processes, feelings and work habits of contemporary prose writers and poets . . . These fascinating, in-depth and intimate conversations between notable writers delve into writing as a craft and as a calling."
—Shelf Awareness

"BOMB’s author interview series, which has been going for years, is one of the most inspiring dialogues between writers available." 

"These are not your run of the mill author interviews featuring a journalist throwing canned questions at a writer, these are conversations between writers and delve into the essence  of creativity . . . Essential reading for any admirer of contemporary literature."
—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Through the diverse range of voices represented, the book affords a window into the minds and the writing processes of some of the world's best practitioners of poetry and prose."
Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

"Significant . . . [an] unusual and very engaging collection."
—Kirkus Reviews

BOMB gives us conversation distilled into dream conversation, talk that transcends talk, thought that digs beneath transient impressions to get at the essence, the meaning, the purpose, the experience of the writing process. There is something to be remembered and learned from every one of the conversations gathered here. Read them for pleasure, for entertainment, for insight, and for clues to the mystery—to the hard labor and the profound satisfactions—of what writers do.”
—Francine Prose, from her introduction