Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Full Stop Interview with Nika

My niece, Nika, a young and talented writer and reviewer, recently interviewed me for the literary blog Full Stop.


TC said...

That's a really swell interview. Pleasurable aplomb all round. It's great to be able to relax and keep it "in the family".

Most interesting bits for me: the Bunuel "final amnesia" resurfacing, as a vague lure or hovering presence (challenge? instigation?); and the "drowning in a book".

If you were my aunt, the next question I'd probably ask would be, Is there possibly a connection between those two things?

(But happily Nika is NOT a brat like me.)

Nin Andrews said...

Funny link--and yes, maybe there is a desire both to forget and remember. I notice, for example, that I like someone who really takes me out of this world like Murakami when I am particularly unhappy with how things are happening.

ACravan said...


Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed reading this and learned some interesting things from it about your writing, which I've come to appreciate a lot.

Wasn't aware of "final amnesia" before. The way I feel today about what's going on in the business sectors of my life, I can't tell whether that's an appealing or appalling image.

You don't like grits?


Nin Andrews said...

Ah grits. When a niece interviews you, she knows things. We all had to eat our grits before we were allowed to leave the breakfast table, and the grits that my mother purchased were organic grits that seemed to sprout worms shortly after the bag was opened, worms that my mother refused to see and happily cooked up, explaining that even if there were, they were a good source of protein.

ACravan said...

Horrible. I understand. Years ago, when I represented the Westchester County prison system as a civil liitgation attorney, I defended an action brought by a creepy prisoner on the subject of insect infestation in breakfast cereals and learned too much about the subject. My plaintiff was a physician who had murdered his wife. At the time of the lawsuit he was the most litigious prisoner in New York State. He had the rest of this life on his hands and liked to keep busy. Curtis