Saturday, November 15, 2008

Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve's latest book is Testimony.

Anna Metcalfe of the Financial Times put a few questions to the author, including:

Who are your literary heroes?

Shirley Hazzard. Her book The Transit of Venus is one of the finest novels written in the English language. I also like Ian McEwan, Rose Tremain and Alice McDermott.

What book changed your life?

In my junior year in high school I read Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and discovered the power of novels.
Read the full Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue