Monday, August 27, 2007

Amy Bloom

Adrienne Wong interviewed Amy Bloom for the Financial Times.

A couple of the questions and answers:

What books are currently on your bedside table?

Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier, a Val McDermid mystery, and my friend Mark Doty’s Dog Years.

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What book changed your life?

Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, which I read as a girl and so identified with Sydney Carton.

Read the entire Q & A.

Amy Bloom is the author of two collections of short stories and two novels. She has been nominated for a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award.

Her third novel, Away, is released this month.

--Marshal Zeringue