Andre Dubus III
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Andre Dubus III
My dad and mom divorced when I was around ten, and I didn’t live with him after that, though he was close by and we…
If you don’t put 99 percent of yourself into the writing, there will be no publishing career. There’s the writer and there’s the author. The…
I’ve had a lot of glamour come my way in the last 10 years – you know, movie stars and mansions and red carpets and…
I work out four days a week in the off-season, and in the warm, running weather months, I do five days. A push/pull regime of…
I was really surprised at the success of ‘House of Sand and Fog,’ because it is so awfully dark. Believe it or not, when writing…
I really think that if there’s any one enemy to human creativity, especially creative writing, its self-consciousness. And if you have one eye on the…
As a matter of writing philosophy, if there is one, I try not to ever plot a story. I try to write it from the…
Writers have to be careful not to confuse personal attention with the attention that’s going towards the book.
I think the deeper you go into questions, the deeper or more interesting the questions get. And I think that’s the job of art.
I truly believe the art’s larger than the artist. Who cares about John Steinbeck? I care about the Joad family.
One of the accidental joys of my writing life has been that I’ve had some lovely, surprisingly good fortune with readers, and I’ve brought readers…
I was always a sensitive, sweet kid, but I got brutalized and I became brutal. And frankly, I don’t think it was my natural makeup.…
Somewhere, sometime I’d stopped expecting my father to father.
I feel that writers think with their noses to the ground, and the dark stuff kind of comes to me more, even though I really…
Most of the time I feel stupid, insensitive, mediocre, talentless and vulnerable – like I’m about to cry any second – and wrong. I’ve found…
There are some beautiful books out there. But the ones that leave me cold are the ones where I feel – it’s that postmodern thing…
I’m one of those writers who can’t talk about what they’re working on. The entire four years I was writing ‘House of Sand and Fog,’…
I got a degree in sociology, didn’t read much fiction in college, and I was a pretty political, left-wing type of guy. I wanted to…
My mother was making $135 a week, but she had resilience and imagination. She might take frozen vegetables, cook them with garlic, onion and Spam,…
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
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