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John Freeman, writer, book critic, and editor-in-chief of Granta, who lives in New York City.
A collection of profiles on novelists, from a long list of magazines of which you’ve definitely heard.
The Novelists’ Café
University of Mississippi Press’ Conversations with Authors Series, The Paris Review Interviews Vol. I-IV
This book is a collection of profiles and therefore has several leads, from Lessing to Rushdie and Updike to Egan.
This question doesn’t seem applicable here. But for whatever reason, when I think of an editor interviewing hundreds of novelists I think of the fast-talking affability and self-deprecating wit of Robert Downey Jr.
Again, not really applicable. But the answer remains: yes. Visit the homes and home countries of all of the writers I admire? Charge the magazine for the stretch-seating and an Old-fashioned? Please and thank you.
This fellowship—the deep connection of writer to writer as readers—is a hopeful thing, because it means that it is open to anyone who is a reader and who plans to be a writer.
Read the rest of Chris Rosales review here.