A. Baseball player, Private investigator, Sotheby's auction house expert, Internet entrepreneur, Journalist.
A. Writing books.
A. Kenyon College (Gambier, OH); St. George's School (Newport, RI)
A. Okkervil River
A. The Sting
A. The West Wing
A. Intriguingly atypical and still very much in development.
A. The words on my screensaver: "Sit down and write, you idiot."
A. As a fictional conceit.
A. That my publisher will make me Twitter.
A. I keep thinking about Marfa, Texas, though I've never been.
A. The 1969 Mets.
A. Paul Newman. I know, I know, not applicable, but can you come up with anyone better?
A. Apparently, I start too many sentences with the word "And".
A. Not taking my baseball career more seriously.
A. A stronger throwing arm.
A. My two books.
A. Too many to choose from.
A. A young Leonard Cohen
A. I always wear boots.
A. Henry Gondorff
A. Doyle Lonnegan
A. Martin Luther King. And I'd say thank you.
A. Books, bars, beaches.
A. Being Dan Brown's literary agent.
A. Passion, humor, independence.
A. French charcuterie
A. At the moment: My Only Offer (Mates of State); Better Son/Daughter (Rilo Kiley); Plus Ones (Okkervil River); Wake Up (Julia Darling); Two Steps Forward (Emmy the Great).
A. Martin Amis Saul Bellow Don DeLillo Kiran Desai Junot Diaz Joan Didion Dave Eggers Louise Erdrich F. Scott Fitzgerald Ian Frazier Alan Furst David Gates Adam Gopnik Phillip Gourevitch Amy Hempel A. J. Liebling Ian McEwan Jay McInerney Joseph Mitchell Richard Price Phillip Roth James Salter Zadie Smith Gay Talese Benjamin Taylor David Foster Wallace Tom Wolfe
A. "The Corrections" "The Electric Koolaid Acid Test" "Brightness Falls" "American Pastoral" "We Wish to Inform you that Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families"
A. The Corrections
A. Revise, Revise, Revise.
A. "Can I send something to your agent?"