Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Duane Swierczynski

Sandra Ruttan interviewed Duane Swierczynski about his novel, The Blonde.

Part of their exchange:

Sandra: I’ve heard some say that authors are fundamentally unhappy people using their writing to work out the problems in their lives. So, tell me about your problems. What are you trying to work out with The Blonde?

Duane: I don’t know if I was specifically trying to work out any problems with The Blonde. But it does play around with the idea of intimacy a bit. And its opposite: privacy. I keep telling people—this is my chick lit novel! (With exploding heads.)

Sandra: Did you channel every evil woman you’d ever known into the blonde?

Duane: Evil? I think the blonde in The Blonde is the heroine. So I modelled her after the resourceful, beautiful, ass-kicking women I know. Especially my wife.
Read the entire interview.