In the third part of my conversation with Tom Drury, we rewind to his days studying creative writing with Robert Coover, 'a great teacher'. ----more---- After a discussion about realism and seriousness, Drury moves on to:
his early short stories
his attempt to write different novels
'The kind of sentences you want to make, it is not a static thing'
David Hockney and Drury's interest in art
the visual nature of Drury's prose
time and breaking the fourth wall
why Drury continues to write about Grouse County
'They are my repertory company'
why he chooses not to write about Grouse County
Drury's work in progress
inspiration from folk tales, magic and Faust
'I have never written about Mephistopholes'
the role of religion in Drury's life and work
on death, 'the unknowable thing'
Drury's 'mid-western paranormal noir'
his own return to Iowa and the possible affect on his work
on interviews and readings
For my interview with Tom in the Sunday Independent, click: here.