Michelle Huneven is a senior fiction editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books and a novelist. She received an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her novels include Round Rock (Knopf, 1997), Jamesland (Knopf, 2003), and Blame (Sarah Crichton Books, FSG, 2009), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her latest is Off Course, from Sarah Crichton Books, FSG. Michelle has received a GE Younger Writers Award and a Whiting Award for Fiction. She teaches creative writing at UCLA and lives with her husband, dog, cat, and African Grey Parrot in the town where she was born.
Four Questions for Lily King
Margaret Mead wrote in a memoir that she and Bateson talked for 36 hours straight about their work when they met, but Mead did not go into detail about what they said. Lily King wanted to write a scene like that for her characters, so she had to do a ton of research and then make it all up....