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The writer's library : the authors you love on the books that changed their lives / Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager.

Pearl, Nancy, (interviewer., editor.). Schwager, Jeff, (interviewer., editor.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062968500
  • ISBN: 0062968505
  • ISBN: 9780062968494
  • ISBN: 0062968491
  • Physical Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper One, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Jonathan Lethem -- Laila Lalami -- Luis Alberto Urrea -- Jennifer Egan -- T.C. Boyle -- Susan Choi -- Andrew Sean Greer -- Madeline Miller -- Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman -- Maaza Mengiste -- Amor Towles -- Louise Erdrich -- Dave Eggers -- Laurie Frankel -- Viet Thanh Nguyen -- Jane Hirshfield -- Richard Ford -- Siri Hustvedt -- Charles Johnson -- Vendela Vida -- Donna Tartt -- Russell Banks.
Summary, etc.:
"Moving, joyful, and insightful collection of conversations with today's living literary legends about the books that changed their lives, made them think, and brought them joy, from 'American's Librarian' Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager"-- Provided by publisher.
With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from "American's Librarian" Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all. Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, America's favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager interview a diverse range of America's most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings, The Writer's Library is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of today's favorite authors--the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America's literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writer's Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Authors, American > 20th century > Books and reading.
Authors, American > 20th century > Interviews.
Authors, American > 21st century > Books and reading.
Authors, American > 21st century > Interviews.
Authors, American.
Authors, American > Books and reading.
Genre: Interviews.
Interviews.