14 4 / 2014
- 1: You stated in one interview that your first novel, The Basic Eight, was rejected 37 times before being accepted for publication. How did you persevere through those setbacks, and what prompted things to finally end well?
- 2: I told myself, over and over, that the depressing tumult in which I was living would be regarded, in the rosy prism of memory, as short-lived, bohemian and even somewhat glamorous, and I was more or less right. Of course, I had the advantages of beginning my career during a recession, so every last one of my peers was also failing and flailing, and of living near a very cheap tacqueria with very strong drinks."
- Hey! I just read this book! And you may be reading my opinion on it VERY SOON (which is my way of saying that I wrote about it in next week's column).