Jeffrey J. Lousteau on How His Career in Architecture Influences His Writing
From the Video Series Authors in the Tent, Hosted by Ona Russell
Authors in the Tent is a filmed series of interviews with established and emerging authors conducted in a tent Ona Russell purchased during the pandemic. Inspired by Boccaccio’s Decameron and the 1001 Arabian Nights, the tent—elemental, ancient, and ubiquitous—serves as a magical backdrop for literary conversation.
In the fourth episode of the second season, Ona Russell talks with Jeffrey J. Lousteau about his book All We Have To Believe In, his day job as an architect, and how his career has shaped his writing.
Ona Russell holds a PhD in literature from UC San Diego where she also taught for many years. She is author of three award-winning historical mysteries and the recently released Son of Nothingness: A Novel of Appearances.
Jeffrey J. Lousteau is a native San Franciscan drawn to the timeless patterns and ironies between the present and the past. An architect by background, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, holds a Master’s Degree from MIT, and serves as an assistant editor for the literary journal Narrative Magazine. He is the father of two sons and lives with his wife in Berkeley, California.