Part 3 of Bill Clegg's chat with This Writing Life podcast about his debut novel, Did You Ever Have a Family?, begins with the personal: 'There are some people born restless. I certainly was.' ----more---- From here we compare childhood ambitions with Clegg's actual route to becoming a successful literary agent in New York City. The conversation continues:
chocolate lab puppies, work and the strange, epic story of how he became an agent
what's the New Yorker? Clegg's introduction to New York City life
zombie vampires: do agents have to be cynical?
'Don't overthink it': from agent to novelist
writing to carpentry: the evolution of Clegg's characters
did writing a novel help Clegg make sense of his upbringing and hometown?
reading as a form of sceptical engagement
fear and judgement vs curiosity: Clegg's childhood