I read ‘The Great Gatsby’ in high school and was hypnotized by the beauty of the sentences and moved by the story about the irrevocability of lost love.
I have actual dreams of Bruce Springsteen calling me up on stage to wear a bandanna and play rhythm guitar next to Little Steven.
I don’t really distinguish between sympathy and honesty when I’m writing. The two go together – I’m interested in inhabiting my characters seeing the world through their eyes.
I think I’m fascinated by the power of religion in our culture. Like a lot of secular liberal people I ignored it for a long time. Lately of course just from a political perspective it’s impossible to ignore.
I’ve been a little bit obsessed with religion without being a religious person for about a decade.