Always Apprentices: The Believer magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers

Category: Book
Edited By: Heti, Sheila
Edited By: Simonini, Ross
Edited By: Vida, Vendela
Subject:  FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
  LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
  LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  REFERENCE / General
Publisher: McSweeney's
Published: March 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.06in
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From The Publisher*'Always Apprentices' collects five years of intimate, wide-ranging conversations with many of today's most prominent writers, taken from the pages of the 'Believer'. The participants don't limit themselves to issues of writing and craft, but instead offer unfettered exchanges on a wide range of topics-from what it means to be a consumer to whether or not to kill a deer, from how we get to know each other to walking while inebriated. The interviews feature the serious-yet-casual 'Believer' approach to the often staid interview format. For example, Sheila Heti asks Mary Gaitskill, "If you go into a room or go to a party, is there a basic disposition you have toward humans going through the world?" Elsewhere, Colum McCann begins his conversation with Aleksandar Hemon by asking, "What are we doing here? Why aren't we in a pub?" Other interviews include Don DeLillo talking with Bret Easton Ellis; Joan Didion talking with Vendela Vida; and Barry Hannahtalking with Wells Tower.
From The Publisher*Always Apprentices collects five years of intimate, wide-ranging conversations with many of today's most prominent writers, taken from the pages of the Believer. The participants don't limit themselves to issues of writing and craft, but instead offer unfettered exchanges on a wide range of topics-from what it means to be a consumer to whether or not to kill a deer, from how we get to know each other to walking while inebriated. The interviews feature the serious-yet-casual Believer approach to the often staid interview format. For example, Sheila Heti asks Mary Gaitskill, "If you go into a room or go to a party, is there a basic disposition you have toward humans going through the world?" Elsewhere, Colum McCann begins his conversation with Aleksandar Hemon by asking, "What are we doing here? Why aren't we in a pub?" Other interviews include Don DeLillo talking with Bret Easton Ellis; Joan Didion talking with Vendela Vida; and Barry Hannah talking with Wells Tower.
Review Quote*"Highly entertaining." -Kirkus Reviews

"'Always Apprentices,' a collection of 22 conversations between writers, reminds us how much the [Believer] magazine has contributed to the literary conversation." -Chicago Tribune

"Intimate, revealing and edifying interviews." -Pop Matters

"From the troubled state of literature and today's narrowly commercial publishing world to the exasperation of working with Hollywood, the interviews both inspire and charm with their blend of urgency and irony."-Publishers Weekly
Biographical NoteSheila Heti is the author of five books, including the "novel from life" 'How Should a Person Be?' and 'The Chairs Are Where the People Go', co-authored with Misha Glouberman, which the 'New Yorker' called "a triumph of conversational philosophy." She lives in Toronto. Ross Simonini is a musician, writer, and artist living in New York. He has edited interviews at the 'Believer' since 2007. Vendela Vida co-founded the 'Believer' in 2003. She is the author of four books, including the novels 'Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name' and 'The Lovers'.