Chad Harbach is the author of the novel The Art of Fielding.
From his Q & A with Noah Charney at The Daily Beast:
Do you follow a favorite baseball team, and any specific player?--Marshal Zeringue
I’ve been a Brewers fan since birth. My favorite player is the great Vinny Rottino.
What is your earliest baseball memory?
My earliest memory of playing (and maybe my earliest memory, period) is of my dad pitching me Nerf balls in our living room when I was barely old enough to stand. As a fan, I have all-too-vivid memories of the Brewers’ loss in the 1982 World Series, when I was 6 years old.
What do you do when you are stuck or have temporary writer’s block?
Walk. Or drink. But walking is more helpful.
What is something you always carry with you?
My ancient, crappy cell phone that gives a busy signal whenever anyone calls me, but which I for some reason refuse to relinquish. (Either I’m too cheap or don’t like getting phone calls or both.)
If you could bring back to life one deceased person, who would it be and why?
One writer I’ve always been eager to hang out with is...[read on]