The 2017 winner of the literary world’s highest honor sat down with Nick Romeo in 2015. The indefatigable novelist was the very definition of reader-friendly.
Nick Romeo is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast. His journalism and criticism has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic,The Times Literary Supplement, The Boston Globe, Slate, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, National Geographic, and many other venues.
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