Monday, February 02, 2015
He read quite a bit from his new books WEST OF HOLLYWOOD and he read it so well, I wanted him to read the whole book to me.
Most amazing thing he said: he works from 9-5 to produce one page. And sometimes he fails to do that. Every word has to sparkle to his ear as well as his brain. But this is probably why his writing is so gorgeous.
My favorite books of Mr. O'Nan are A PRAYER FOR THE DYING, SPEEDQUEEN, THE LAST NIGHT AT THE LOBSTER, and EMILY, ALONE but all of them were great.
Often, after hearing or seeing a writer, I am a bit less enthusiastic about them. But in this case, I am even more enamored.
What writer have you been most impressed by at a reading or on a podcast or radio program?