Being interviewed is a scary thing. The folks at 1st Author Interviews made it totally easy for me to answer some questions about my writing process and my recently published novel The Leaving. I think they did a great job. Take a look:
To all fans of Irish writing and Joyce… Happy Bloomsday. I still remember reading Ulysses for the first time, sitting in tall grass in a hot back yard in Sacramento, playing hooky from random classes at Sacramento City College during a long summer before returning to start college in Ireland. When I finally got to rereading Ulysses in college a couple years later, it wasn’t as much fun, even though our class did have Prof. David Norris, a flamboyant gay man and enthusiastic Joycean, interpreting it for us. The first time really swept me away.
That’s awesome Gaby — congratulations! Did they give you the questions before-hand, or was it an impromptu sort of interview where you didn’t know what Robinson or the interviewer was going to ask? Was the interview conducted in person or via telephone? Funny — I feel like I’m interviewing you now. Well, I did interview people for the paper a while ago.
Reblogged this on Gabriella West and commented:
My interview has been wiped away by time (that’s OK), but I liked the little paragraph I wrote ten years ago on Bloomsday, so I decided to reblog it now. Today I was able to retweet a pic of Joyce and Nora on their wedding day in 1931 (15 years after they met) and point out that Nora was wearing a cloche hat!