Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Brief Chat With Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham is the bestselling author of The Hours and By Nightfall. He was in town for the 2011 Sydney Writers' Festival. 

What was the last book you read and what are you currently reading?
Room by Emma Donoghue, Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest.

Which book from your bookshelf at home is your most treasured and why?
First edition of A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf.

How could you best describe your latest novel, By Nightfall?
The story of a man's search for something true and beautiful in a cynical, irony plagued world. And it contains the best sex scene I ever wrote.

Which fictional character do you most identify with?
Satan in Paradise Lost.

What are you working on next?
Part way through The Snow Queen, my new novel, and a movie with Gus Van Sant, a fictionalised documentary set in 1912 Portland, Oregon.
Autographed copies of By Nightfall are available from Shearer's Bookshop.

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