Pleasure of Influence: Conversations with Eleven Contemporary American Male Fiction Writers (Paperback)

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Pleasure of Influence
Purdue University Press
6.00" x 9.00"

Book Description

The Pleasure of Influence is a collection of conversations with eleven of the most important male fiction writers in America today. In this collection Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, National Book Award winner Charles Johnson, National Book Award nominees Thom Jones, Barry Hannah, and Stephen Dixon, as well as Russell Banks, Rick Moody, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Steve Erickson, and Gordon Lish candidly discuss the origin, process, and achievement of their own fiction in a manner that should appeal to readers, writers, and scholars of modern American fiction.

About the Editor(s):

Rob Trucks has toiled as a janitor, English instructor, free-lance writer, banker, publisher, farmer and folk singer among other jobs. In addition to fiction writers, he has interviewed country musicians and retired Major League Baseball pitchers extensively. Trucks resides in New York City with his spouse, Karen Rinaldo.