” The Sixties were different in an isolated place. We got two television channels if the wind was blowing in the right direction. The radio stations went off at sundown. Then you picked up Chicago and heard the teenage music you really yearned for. “


” One time at the University of Colorado, at a faculty dinner, this professor said to me, ‘Well, my goodness, a boy from Appa-lay-chee-a with a Ph.D!’ The dinner was in her house. And I said, ‘My grandparents didn’t have indoor plumbing, but they had more books in their house than you do.’ I was a little insulted by the Appa-lay-chee-a business. “


” I’ve never been very attached to genre labels and never set out intentionally to write historic fiction. Besides, what you consider historic depends on how far back your memory extends. “


” The past is a stronger influence in the South. But I think everywhere you have this sense that the world changes faster than you can accommodate yourself to. Looking back and seeing how you got where you are is a useful way to combat disorientation. “


” I’ve always thought Harper Lee might have made a great decision. Much as you’d like to have more books by her, there’s something about just one that’s kind of mysterious and nice. On the other hand, the New York gossip about me was that I’d never write another book. So I thought, ‘Well, I will then. “


” Publishers give you deadlines for those last phases of production that are perfectly comfortable for them. So, to whatever extent I can, I like to push those to give me a little more time, and make it so that they’re as uncomfortable as I am. “



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The Sixties were different in an isolated place. We got two television channels if the wind was blowing in the right direction. The radio stations went off at sundown. Then you picked up Chicago and heard the teenage music you really yearned for.
One time at the University of Colorado, at a faculty dinner, this professor said to me,


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The past is a stronger influence in the South. But I think everywhere you have this sense that the world changes faster than you can accommodate yourself to. Looking back and seeing how you got where you are is a useful way to combat disorientation.
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Publishers give you deadlines for those last phases of production that are perfectly comfortable for them. So, to whatever extent I can, I like to push those to give me a little more time, and make it so that they
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