Friday, March 2, 2007

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and Son of a Witch, recently talked to the Christian Science Monitor about what he was listening to and viewing for entertainment.

And reading:
I'm reading a book called Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life by Julia Briggs. [It's] not a standard biography. It concentrates fairly exclusively on what she was thinking and doing as she was writing each one of her major works. You learn a lot about where she was living, who she was talking to, but only in so far as they relate to the work in question. I'm now on a chapter about "Mrs. Dalloway." It's a book-by-book assessment of how a person creates using the material of her life. I admire Virginia Woolf enormously.
Read about what Maguire is listening to and watching.

--Marshal Zeringue