Joshua Henkin on Writing for the Long Haul
In conversation with Mitchell Kaplan on The Literary Life Podcast
On today’s episode of The Literary Life, Mitchell Kaplan talks to Joshua Henkin about his new novel, Morningside Heights, out now from Pantheon.
From the episode:
Joshua Henkin: A good novel is about weather and meals. You have to choose the right weather and the right meals. But I think a great example is Yates’s Revolutionary Road, one of the great novels about a long marriage. I guess that I am interested in writing about characters or in things or whatever those things are, whether it’s marriage or something else, about things for the long haul. And I believe strongly in fiction and in life that the small moments are what are most revealing.
Joshua Henkin is the author of the novels Swimming Across the Hudson (a Los Angeles Times Notable Book), Matrimony (a New York Times Notable Book), and The World Without You (winner of the 2012 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for American Jewish Fiction and a finalist for the 2012 National Jewish Book Award). He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and directs the MFA program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College.
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