Nina de Gramont

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Nina de Gramont is the author of the acclaimed Meet Me at the River and Every Little Thing in the World as well as the story collection Of Cats and Men and the adult novel The Gossip of Starlings. Her work has appeared in Redbook, Harvard Review, Nerve, and Seventeen. Nina lives with her husband and daughter in coastal North Carolina. You can visit her at

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Write a little every day without hope or despair" -- Isak Dinesen

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Oh, someplace tropical. With a white sand beach and a lovely pool overlooking the ocean.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Those terrible old standbys, "like" and "you know."

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I wish I could sing, and play an instrument. And I wish I spoke another language.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Toss up between Dorothea Brooke (Middlemarch) and Cassandra Mortmain (I Capture the Castle). I also have a little crush on Dick Diver (Tender is the Night).

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