Fergus M. Bordewich
America's Great Debate
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Rewrite, then rewrite, the rewrite.
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. William Faulkner
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. "The Magic Mountain," by Thomas Mann
"The Power Broker," by Robert Caro
"The Past Is a Foreign Country," by David Lowenthal
"For Cause and Comrades," by James McPherson
Bruce Catton's three-volume history of the Army of the Potomac
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. "The Years that Were Fat," by George Kates