What Fools These Mortals Be: A Profile of Norman Rush

by
Sandy Asirvatham
11.30.07

Norman Rush's first novel, Mating, won the National Book Award in 1991. Since then, he has been writing the just-published Mortals. Did his first novel's success serve up a decade-long case of writer's block? Not at all. In fact, he says, "I could use a little writer's block."