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Writing doesn’t come real easy to me. I couldn’t write a novel in a year. It wouldn’t be readable. I don’t let an editor even…
The Sixties were different in an isolated place. We got two television channels if the wind was blowing in the right direction. The radio stations…
The past is a stronger influence in the South. But I think everywhere you have this sense that the world changes faster than you can…
I’ve never been very attached to genre labels and never set out intentionally to write historic fiction. Besides, what you consider historic depends on how…
I remember my father checking on a mountain kid who hadn’t been coming to school. My father had this beautiful Harris tweed overcoat. He came…
I met people when we lived down in Raleigh who’d ask where I grew up, and I’d say about two hours west of Asheville, and…
Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in ‘Black Mask’ magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft…
While writing ‘Cold Mountain,’ I held maps of two geographies, two worlds, in my mind as I wrote. One was an early map of North…
One time at the University of Colorado, at a faculty dinner, this professor said to me, ‘Well, my goodness, a boy from Appa-lay-chee-a with a…
It always helps me connect with characters, to think about what music they respond to.
If I had to give up reading or give up listening to music, I suspect I’d stick with the music.
I was 46 when ‘Cold Mountain’ came out. I was settled. We had a nice house in Raleigh and a horse farm.
I had never taken creative writing classes. Hadn’t even considered it.
I do the same things I did when I was 12 years old: I ride bikes, I read books, I walk in the woods. And…
I’ve lived out West some… I’ve always liked the High Plains areas – eastern Colorado, eastern Wyoming, western Nebraska.
I’ve always thought Harper Lee might have made a great decision. Much as you’d like to have more books by her, there’s something about just…
Well, I’m a slow writer. For me, a good day is a page, maybe a page and a half. I’d love to be more efficient,…
From my childhood, I remember a tiny old woman named Mary, made pale and almost translucent by time. Mary’s childhood memories extended back to the…
People who are isolated interest me, whether they isolate themselves or have been isolated by circumstances.
Publishers give you deadlines for those last phases of production that are perfectly comfortable for them. So, to whatever extent I can, I like to…
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