Leila Mottley on Nightcrawling

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“I like to journal from my characters’ perspectives and immerse myself entirely.” In this Late Night With Seth Meyers interview, Leila Mottley speaks about staying up late writing her debut novel, Nightcrawling (Knopf, 2022). Mottley is featured in “First Fiction 2022” in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Allegra Hyde on Late Night With Seth Meyers

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“I knew I wanted to write about climate change and engage with this issue, and it felt like the near future was a way to think ahead, to kind of see where we’re heading,” says Allegra Hyde about the inspiration behind her debut novel, Eleutheria (Vintage, 2022), in this Late Night With Seth Myers interview. 

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George Saunders on Good Storytelling

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“When you read a good story, you’re kind of being lured out of yourself and you’re having someone else’s experience,” says George Saunders, author most recently of A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life (Random House, 2021), explaining how good storytelling expands a reader’s consciousness and sense of empathy in this Late Night With Seth Meyers interview.

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Anthony Doerr on Cloud Cuckoo Land

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“What does it mean to dream of better places in this book?” Anthony Doerr talks about exploring utopian questions while writing his latest novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land (Scribner, 2021), in this interview for Late Night With Seth Meyers. A Q&A with Doerr by Joshua Mohr appears in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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C Pam Zhang

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“I think for art you do kind of have to wait for the inspiration to strike. You have to let all these feelings sort of simmer and build up inside you.” C Pam Zhang, author of How Much of These Hills Is Gold (Riverhead Books, 2020), talks about her writing process and how the characters of her novel pushed her to write their stories in this interview for Late Night With Seth Meyers.

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Ann Beattie on Her Writing Process

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“I start with a physical feeling. I start with a visual image.” On Late Night With Seth Meyers, Ann Beattie speaks about her writing process, the differences between writing a novel and a short story, and how she came up with the title for her most recent novel, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck (Viking, 2019).

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