April 9th, 2009 / 4:52 pm
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Power Quote from Annie Proulx

Interviewer: You were in your forties when you wrote the first of the stories from Heart Songs. Do you think you had a late start when it comes to writing fiction?

Proulx: Well, I did yeah. But so what? Why should it bother anybody when somebody starts to write?

Interviewer: It’s fewer years writing the stories that you seem to enjoy writing.

Proulx: Oh, yeah, I suppose, but that’s OK too. The world is spared┬álots of crap.

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20 Comments

  1. ryan

      that question seems like it made her grouchy. it always sucks being the interviewer who asks a question that rubs someone the wrong way.

  2. ryan

      that question seems like it made her grouchy. it always sucks being the interviewer who asks a question that rubs someone the wrong way.

  3. pr

      She hates being interviewed. The interview was fun to read, though. She cracks me up. She’s one weird lady and I mean that in the best way.

  4. ryan

      just from the snippet you’ve provided she kind of reminds me of Margaret Atwood… fiery writer-lady who’s more than happy to call an interviewer on their idiocy.

  5. ryan

      just from the snippet you’ve provided she kind of reminds me of Margaret Atwood… fiery writer-lady who’s more than happy to call an interviewer on their idiocy.

  6. pr

      Yeah. She’s got a good bullshit detector. The bit with “do you think you had a late start…” Uh, NO! Forties is super early to start writing! You know?

  7. ryan

      yeah, that’s pretty much one of the dumbest questions to ask a writer. so many writers even if they started writing earlier in life, say that they didn’t get good until fifty. every time i hear that i’m like “it sucks being impatient”

  8. ryan

      yeah, that’s pretty much one of the dumbest questions to ask a writer. so many writers even if they started writing earlier in life, say that they didn’t get good until fifty. every time i hear that i’m like “it sucks being impatient”

  9. alan horn

      How does one pronounce Proulx?

  10. alan horn

      How does one pronounce Proulx?

  11. ryan

      is it just me or does she look like she should be playing a wizard in a harry potter movie…

  12. ryan

      is it just me or does she look like she should be playing a wizard in a harry potter movie…

  13. pr

      i say proo to myself. i think thats right.

  14. pr

      i say proo to myself. i think thats right.

  15. ryan

      i’ve heard it proll and proo…

      i’m so not helpful

  16. ryan

      i’ve heard it proll and proo…

      i’m so not helpful

  17. jereme

      hah i like that interview.

  18. jereme

      hah i like that interview.

  19. alan horn

      Doesn’t anyone know for sure? This is maddening.

  20. alan horn

      Doesn’t anyone know for sure? This is maddening.