Little boy chefs 521.
(photo credit: Reuters)
‘You may hear cooking noises in the background,” warns New York City-based
novelist Meg Wolitzer before our interview.Wolitzer, whose ninth and
most recent novel, The Interestings, is based around a group of six friends who
meet at an arts camp, is a funny and engaging conversationalist, and the cooking
noises set a casual and warm tone for our discussions. In addition to talking
about the Jewish identity of the author and her characters, we manage to touch
on VIDA counts (how many books by female authors are reviewed and how many
female reviewers are writing them), literary envy, and the Jewish and Israeli
writers who have influenced her work.
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