Edwidge Danticat was raised in Haiti by her Protestant minister uncle, went to Catholic mass every Friday with her school, and lived within sight of a Vodou temple - all of which informed her world view, and shaped her notion of how to live a respectful life.
Posted: Mar 22, 2015 2:30 PM Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015 9:01 AM
Anne Tyler (having grown up in a Quaker household) says she is very comfortable with silence. Fortunately for her legion of fans, that silence does not extend to her writing. Her latest novel, her 20th, is called "A Spool of Blue Thread."
Posted: Feb 22, 2015 5:07 PM Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015 2:09 PM
When the wonderful Scottish writer Andrew O'Hagan isn't wallowing in luxury in Bora Bora (see his terrific article in 'The Guardian'), he has also been known to travel to beautiful downtown Toronto to speak to Eleanor.
Posted: Feb 15, 2015 4:17 PM Last Updated: Feb 13, 2015 9:15 AM