- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014 0 comments
Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
Jerry StahlDescribe your latest project.
Love Without is a collection of short stories, culled from the last three decades. I guess I'd describe it as the Good, the Bad and the Peculiar.
For better or worse, I already wrote it. The title was Permanent Midnight. Maybe the subtitle would be If I wrote this now it would read a little differently...
What fictional character would you like to date, and why?
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.
Writers are better liars than other people: true or false? Why, or not?
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
How do you relax?
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands and why did you read it?
Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
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?
Describe the best breakfast of your life.
What is your idea of absolute happiness?
What is your favorite indulgence, either wicked or benign?
Why do you write?
Share an interesting experience you've had with one of your readers.
Name the best television series of all time, and explain why it's the best.
Who's wilder on tour, rock bands or authors?
On a clear and cold day, do you typically get outside into the sunshine or stay inside where it's warm?
Talk about your vision of the ideal life.
Who are your favorite characters in history? Have any of them influenced your writing?
Aside from other writers, name some artists from whom you draw inspiration and talk a little about their work.
If you could have been someone else, who would that be and why?
Dogs, cats, budgies, or turtles?
In the For-All-Eternity category, what will be your final thought?
Make a question of your own, then answer it.
Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise.
Drugs are always a fun topic. Since the subject is never really drugs but far deeper elements of society and the human soul. Plus some of them are screamingly funny. These are five top drawer narco-reads.
Trinities, Nick Tosches
Requiem for a Dream, Hubert Selby
Junky, William Burroughs
Wrecking Crew, John Albert
Cain's Book, Alexander Trocchi
Five Books I've Given to Girlfriends over the Years
I always give the same one: The Book of Job.