"The Pleasure of Being an Alchemist": An Interview

Doerr, Anthony
January 2009
Fugue;Winter/Spring2009, Issue 36, p82
An interview with Anthony Doerr, author of the books "The Shell Collector," "About Grace" and "Four Seasons in Rome" is presented. According to him, writers start with what they know, then work in the opposite direction, away from the things that are comfortable, familiar known. He relates how he came up with the idea for "The Shell Collector." He talks about his reason for writing an essay about writer Alice Munro.


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