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James Gavin

James Gavin is the author of Deep in a Dream, Intimate Nights, and Stormy Weather. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Time Out New York, among other publications. He lives in New York City.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. An honest story is the only story worth telling.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Joan Didion, Truman Capote, Frank Rich, Derek Jarman, Patricia Morrisroe.

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. 1. "One Christmas" (Capote) 2. "Mapplethorpe: A Biography" (Morrisroe) 3. "Modern Nature" (Jarman) 4. "The White Album" (Didion) 5. "Ghost Light: A Memoir" (Rich)

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. "Mapplethorpe: A Biography"

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