David Joy is the author of the novels Where All Light Tends to Go (Putnam, 2015) and Waiting On The End Of The World (Putnam, 2016), as well as the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey (Bright Mountain Books, 2011), which was a finalist for the Reed Environmental Writing Award and the Ragan Old North State Award for Creative Nonfiction.
From Joy's Q & A with Michael Graff for Charlotte Magazine:
CM: Do you have a reader in mind?Writers Read: David Joy.
DJ: Myself. I write the book that I want to read.
CM: Does what you write about make you more depressed, or does it help you get through the depression?
DJ: I was writing that book, I can remember walking into walls. My mind was so enveloped into what I was doing that I literally couldn’t see what was in front of me. I can remember when I finished that book, calling my sister, and saying, “It’s going to take me a long time to get out of the darkness I created.”
CM: What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?
DJ: When I wrote that book, I was...[read on]
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