The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers

Vendela Vida, editor
Published in 2008
by McSweeney’s

In this collection of conversations between writers and their mentors edited by Vendela Vida, some first published in The Believer and others previously unpublished, the craft of writing is discussed as well as a wide range of topics including Buddhism, politics, and mountain climbing. Often characterized by a serious yet casual tone, the interviews feature Zadie Smith talking with Ian McEwan, Jonathan Lethem talking with Paul Auster, Susan Choi talking with Francisco Goldman, and Dave Eggers talking with David Foster Wallace. Through these intimate conversations, the personality of each writer comes through, offering insight into their thought processes and approaches to writing. In this revised and expanded edition, readers will get a peek into the concerns and interests of these influential writers through their inspiring and passionate dialogue. 

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