A Book Could Be a Living Thing: Walter Isaacson. Walter Isaacson began collecting material for 'The Innovators,' his joint history of the Internet and the personal computer that was just nominated for a National Book Award, in the early 1990s, but his fascination with technology dates back to the childhood of this self-confessed “electronics geek” in New Orleans.
Books Are Broken-Limbed Baby Dolls: PW Talks with Hanya Yanagihara. Hanya Yanagihara took almost two decades to finish 'The People in the Trees,' her outstanding novel about a doctor who perhaps discovers the secret to immortality in a remote island chain. Yanagihara, who writes for Condé Nast Traveler, talks about unreliable narrators, laziness, and making stuff up.
Don't expect me to be sane anymore. Don't 'let's be sensible'. I can't see how I can go on living away from you-these intermissions are death...Here I am back and still smoldering with passion. Not a passion any longer for flesh, but a complete hunger for you. A devouring hunger. I study you so much to discover the possible flaws, the weak points, the danger zones. I don't find them-not any. That means I am in love, blind blind, blind. To be blind forever! - Henry Miller