Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Alison McGhee

Last February, Minneapolis Observer Quarterly interviewed Alison McGhee about her writing.

One question touched on her book Falling Boy, which has since been published:

What projects do you have planned for the future?

I’m currently re-writing Falling Boy, a novel that comes out next summer. That one began when the image of a teenage boy sitting in a wheelchair appeared to me. He looked at me with these flat dark eyes and said, “What the f---? You can’t write about me?” I didn’t want to write about him, but I had no choice. I’ve been working on that book for a year and a half now, and simultaneously revising three picture books.
Read the entire interview.

The Page 99 Test: Falling Boy.

--Marshal Zeringue