Saturday, August 5, 2017

Laura Dave

Laura Dave's new novel is Hello, Sunshine.

From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: Truthfulness is a major theme in your new novel. Why did you choose to focus on that, and on the impact that social media can have on how people present their lives?

A: There are many people who thrive on social media, though I've always preferred person-to-person connections. I feel there is a cost to ignoring the person sitting across the table from you in order to write a post to friends on the internet.

And, in trying to win over those friends on social media, everyone presents an altered view of themselves. Who isn't guilty of it?

And while a small fabrication or carefully crafted status update in it of itself isn't dangerous, these small removes from the truth seem like they will take you away from yourself a little bit of a time. And this was what I wanted to explore in...[read on]
Visit Laura Dave's website.

Writers Read: Laura Dave (June 2015).

--Marshal Zeringue