Anna Metcalfe interviewed Rick Moody for the Financial Times. Moody has published four novels, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. His novel The Ice Storm (1994) was adapted into a feature film. Moody's Right Livelihoods (three novellas) was published in 2007.
A few exchanges from the interview:
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What book changed your life?
What book do you wish you’d written?
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald. It’s in its own little universe.* * *
Which literary character most resembles you?
John Shade in Nabokov’s Pale Fire. He is a failed poet: complicated, melancholy, but a sublime human being.