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What I'm Giving | November 21, 2013 0 comments
In this special series, we asked writers we admire to share a book they're giving to their friends and family this holiday season. Check back daily... Continue »
Dave BolingDescribe your latest project.
Guernica is a piece of historical fiction set in the Basque Country during the Spanish Civil War. The infamous bombing of the town is a key event, but the novel is really more of a story of family relations and individual courage in the face of unexpected adversity.
Apparently, Nothing Is Impossible.
What's the strangest or most interesting job you've ever had?
Introduce one other author you think people should read, and suggest a good book with which to start.
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."
"...then all of a sudden this guy sitting in the row in front of me, Edgar Marsalla, laid this terrific fart."
Why do you write?
Aside from other writers, name some artists from whom you draw inspiration and talk a little about their work.
Hopper: Beauty is sometimes evident in its barest essence.
Monet: Sometimes it's all a matter of lighting.
Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise.
The Long Valley by Steinbeck
The Centaur by Updike
The Red Badge of Courage by Crane
The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway
The Fires of Spring by Michener
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A Chicago native, Dave Boling has been a journalist in the Pacific Northwest since 1980. He lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.