Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tom Perrotta

Anna Metcalfe interviewed Tom Perrotta for the Financial Times. Perrotta's latest novel, The Abstinence Teacher, was published in October 2007 by St. Martin's Press.

A few exchanges from the interview:

What was the last book you couldn't finish?

Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson.

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What book do you wish you'd written?

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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What book changed your life?

The Lord of the Rings. I locked myself in the bathroom and read it for hours and hours when I was young.

Read the entire interview.

Learn more about The Abstinence Teacher.

--Marshal Zeringue