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Stephen GoodwinDescribe your latest project.
Dream Golf is the story of Bandon Dunes, a place that has already become a legend in American golf. With three courses overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Bandon Dunes resort is probably the greatest pure golf destination in the world and it opened only seven years ago, in 1999. To explain how this marvelous place came into being, I kept the focus of the story on the men who built it on the owner, Mike Keiser, and the two talented young golf architects, David Kidd and Tom Doak, who designed the first two courses. Another major figure is Howard McKee, the land planner who approached the project as "soul work." That phrase describes the attitude of all of the major players at Bandon Dunes, and it goes a long way toward explaining the character of Bandon. They all saw Bandon as a place to fulfill their dreams, and they put their heart and soul into the work. The result is a place like no other, where the golf really does seem to capture the ancient magic of the game.
If you could choose any story to live in, what story would that be? Why?
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.
Away to the Great Plains of America, to that immense Western short-grass prairie now mostly plowed under! Away to the still-empty land beyond newsstands and malls and velvet restaurant ropes! Away to the headwaters of the Missouri, now quelled by many impoundment dams, and to the headwaters of the Platte, and to the almost invisible headwaters of the slurped-up Arkansas! Away to the land where TV used to set its most popular drams, but not anymore!Ian Frazier
Those lines are the beginning of his amazing book, The Great Plains.
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands and why did you read it?
Describe the best breakfast of your life.
Why do you write?
What do you dislike most?
Aside from other writers, name some artists from whom you draw inspiration and talk a little about their work.