Jonathan Safran Foer’s T-shirt (2016)


Jonathan Safran Foer explains that he came to writing through a back door. (He was interviewed by Mark Medley at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library, on September 9, 2106.) Hamish Hamilton - PRH, 2016 He didn't always want to be a writer. 'Novelist' is

Jonathan Safran Foer’s T-shirt (2016)2016-11-16T20:39:35-05:00

Curtis Sittenfeld in Interview (2016)


Browsing with a bookish friend in Type Books the other day, I literally gasped when she gestured to Eligible; I had missed the news that Curtis Sittenfeld had something new on the shelves. Random House, 2016 There aren't that many authors who'll make me gasp (but it also

Curtis Sittenfeld in Interview (2016)2016-06-07T18:06:55-05:00

Donna Tartt, interviewed by Jared Bland (November 2013)


The  evening in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library begins with a  sincere expression of enthusiasm on the part of the interviewer, introducing and welcoming the author. Not rote expression of interest or distant admiration, but a sense of true excitement as Jared Bland takes his seat, and

Donna Tartt, interviewed by Jared Bland (November 2013)2014-05-13T15:26:33-05:00

Jeffrey Eugenides Talks


Appearing at the Appel salon in the Toronto Reference Library tonight, to a sold-out crowd, he spoke about his new novel, The Marriage Plot, his earlier works, and the writing life. (Spoiler-free, of course.) The Marriage Plot grew out of his own experiences at Brown in the 1980s (Madeleine, Leonard

Jeffrey Eugenides Talks2014-03-15T16:25:00-05:00
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