The Questionnaire: Loren Glass

By The QuestionnaireMarch 26, 2012

The Questionnaire: Loren Glass

How do you get up in the morning?  



Do you succumb to nostalgia? 



Do you write long and cut, or short and backfill?  

Short and backfill.


How do you feel about your Wikipedia entry?  

Ain't got one yet. 


Lunch with any three people who ever lived; who do you invite?  

Emma Goldman, Samuel Beckett, Benjamin Franklin.


Best piece of advice you ever received?  

One or many, but never two.


Disciplined or hot dog?  

Little bitta both.


Have you ever been defeated by a genre?  



Which classic author would you like to see kicked out of the pantheon? 

Thomas Pynchon.


Are you okay with blood?  



What's your favorite negative emotion?  



Is your study neat, or, like John Muir's, is your desk and floor covered in "lateral, medial, and terminal moraines"?  

It alternates, depending on what stage I'm at in the project.


What's your poison?  



What's your problem?  

Sensitive people.


Title of the book you're probably never going to write, but would kind of like to get around to?  

The Last Faculty Scholar.


Do you require a high thread count?  

Yes, if I understand you correctly.


Sexy and dangerous, or brilliant and kind?  

Latter but imagines myself former.


What character or story haunts you?  

Nathan Zuckerman.


Does plot matter?  



Does age matter?   



Do you prefer to write standing, or must you lie prone in a field of dandelions with a steno pad and a good pen? Or what?  

I read lying and write sitting.


Who is the author you'd most like to impersonate online?  

Philip Roth.


Is there a literary community?  

There are many.



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