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Original Essays | April 29, 2013 2 comments
Chefs don't have time to write. While I was working on Smoke and Pickles, I was running a restaurant — a daily regimen of testing recipes,... Continue »
Francine ProseDescribe your latest project.
My latest book is a novel, Goldengrove. It's about sex and death, grief and recovery, coming of age.... It's narrated by a 13-year-old girl, and I've tried to make it as raw and elegant and powerful as possible. I'm also completing a nonfiction book about the cultural history of the diary of Anne Frank.
I worked as a lab assistant in the Bellevue Morgue. It was a summer job, I was 15.
Introduce one other author you think people should read, and suggest a good book with which to start.
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands and why did you read it?
What makes your favorite pair of shoes better than the rest?
What is your astrological sign? If you don't like what you were born with, to what sign would you change and why?
What is your idea of absolute happiness?
Share an interesting experience you've had with one of your readers.
Name the best television series of all time.
Who's wilder on tour, rock bands or authors?
If you could have been someone else, who would that be and why?
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Francine Prose is the author of 15 books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. She is the president of PEN American Center. She lives in New York City.