Monday, October 28, 2013

Douglas Bauer on Marriage, Aging, Life, Death

Douglas Bauer, who visits the Writers Institute tomorrow, 10/29, to present his new book, What Happens Next, Matters of Life and Death, is interviewed by Elizabeth Floyd Mair in the Times Union.

Q: What was the most surprising thing that you learned in the course of writing this book?

A: That I could write it. Until now, all my nonfiction has been about other people. Or it's concerned itself with literary matters. And I struggled in this book to find a balance between what seemed necessary to reveal about myself and my great reluctance to reveal anything, however important to the narrative.

More in the TU:

More about Bauer's visit: