A quick word before I head off for Word on the Street.
(By the way, if you're in Toronto today and you have any sort of affection for those little bricks of paper and cardboard, head down to Queen's Park. It's wonderful to see so many book lovers out and about enjoying some sunshine [I hope] and some great readings.)
For those book lovers not heading to Word on the Street, it's worth your while to wander over to the Paris Review (www.parisreview.com). You can work your way through an archive of writer interviews that goes all the way back to the fifties. Miller, Auden, Pound, Cheever, Oates and so many more. The free interviews, alas, are only available up to the 1970's. After that, the best you can find are the copies of manuscript pages that the review published with each interview. Still, there is lots of great stuff to read and even a thing or two to learn.