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Bookmark This: A Rare Interview with Don DeLillo


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We're excited to share this rare and thoroughly engrossing interview with Don DeLillo, an author who has traditionally avoided interacting with the media. Here's a great excerpt:

“It took a long time. I was very slow to begin. I lacked the discipline for the enormous commitment one has to make. Even when I had all day to write, and sometimes all week, I took forever finally to enter my first novel. It was only after two years’ work that it occurred to me that I was a writer. I had no particular expectation that the novel would ever be published, because it was sort of a mess. It was only when I found myself writing things I didn’t realize I knew that I said, ‘I’m a writer now.’ The novel had become an incentive to deeper thinking. That’s really what writing is — an intense form of thought.”

Read the full piece on The Guardian.