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. 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. Who are your favorite authors?
A. William Faulkner
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. "The Years that Were Fat," by George Kates