Interviews for: A Visit From the Goon Squad

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Radio 4 Book Club (UK) 

“I’m always interested in trying to make seemingly inconsistent moods or states exist.”

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Pop Matters, 2/21/12

“I don’t like this so called high brow versus commercial dichotomy because I feel it isolates both camps in an area that I’m guessing no one particularly wants to be in.”

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Seattle Met, 1/26/12

“I just love not being attached to a machine…Maybe I lose something in terms of velocity, but I think I gain it in terms of freedom.”

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BookTalk (UK) 1/10/12

“It feels like I am seizing upon details that suggest to me a life I don’t necessarily know, but is out there and has integrity. I could pursue it if I wanted to, but my goal is to keep my eye on this larger vision.”

NPR:  On Point with Tom Ashbrook, 10/21/11

Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Jennifer Egan on time, memory, and her latest, “A Visit from the Goon Squad.”

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Conversations with Slate Magazine’s Jacob Weisberg, 10/22/11

A video conversation in 3 parts

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Huffington Post San Francisco, 10/10/11

“I made a study of what the counterculture consisted of, and it led me into other queries, like the impact of mass media on people’s inner lives, the longing for transcendence as a basic human yearning, the human tendency to wish ourselves in other times and places.”

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Wall Street Journal, 9/6/11

A Changed City:  Reflections on 9/11

A Decade After Terrorist Attacks, New Yorkers Remember a ‘Surreal’ Moment, and a Renewed Commitment to Home

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The Guardian (UK), 8/21/11

“I would have accepted a marriage proposal from Roger Daltrey on the spot.”

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/6/11

“At first, the characters were ‘little islands far apart — I didn’t see the land mass that connected them till later.'”

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The Gothamist, 7/8/11

“I don’t know what I’m doing. That’s the price you pay for doing something different every time.”

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San Jose Mercury News, 6/15/11

“I was a witness — not a hanger-on, just kind of a looker-on.”

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San Francisco Chronicle, 6/14/11

“It feels just the right amount of different, so there’s no overlap at all with anything I’ve done before.”

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The National, 6/6/11

“Ideally you would like it to seem true but not actually be true – because then it’s not satire, it’s just realism.”

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New York Magazine:  Vulture, 5/11/11

“I think there are ways in which we censor ourselves, that’s the most dangerous kind of censorship — that’s how hegemony works.”

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7x7SF, 05/16/11

“I think the city was in a sleepy hangover, and the echo of the ’60s was everywhere.”

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Shelf Awareness/Bethanne Patrick 5/16

“I’m obviously a disaster of a tweeter.”

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The LAist, 5/10/11

“I think the industry, how books will be created and sold; there are legitimate worries there, but I’m not sure that the death of the book is on the list.”

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The Guardian, 5/7/11

“I think there was a kind of clarity to being reduced to myself in this extreme way.”

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The Los Angeles Times, 4/29/11

“I think the real surprise to me is that young people seem to respond to it.”

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The Atlantic, 5/3/11

“Nonfiction expands my knowledge, but fiction broadens my experience.”

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