The prolific novelist on Walt Whitman and crying over her page proofs
The book I am currently reading
A wonderful new anthology – It Occurs to Me That I Am America, edited by Jonathan Santlofer – on the theme of imperilled democracy. (Disclosure: there is a prose piece of mine in it.)
The book that changed my life
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass certainly had a profound effect on both my life and my writing.