Saturday, October 04, 2008
Am I the next Oprah?
Okay, I lifted this title from Maryanne Stahl, but imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? Anyway, I’m taking a short break from all the fluffy talk of Tinseltown to tell you about another happy thing that’s happened this month. An interview I did with Xujun Eberlein, author of the wonderful short story collection about the Cultural Revolution, Apologies Forthcoming, appears in this month’s issue of Eclectica.
I wrote about Xujun’s collection on my blog a few months ago—it’s an impressive and moving work that reminded me why I read fiction. It was fascinating to hear more about the author’s writing process and the social and cultural background of the book. I do love asking nosy questions. Check it out--you'll feel internationally-minded and well-informed, unlike some of our current political leaders!