Check out this entertaining interview with Other Words conference reader Bob Shacochis. In the video, Shacochis discusses his favorite quiet place, his preferred places to write (including a basement in Florida), and what makers a writer.
Shacochis, acclaimed for both his fiction and nonfiction, is well-known for writing about travel in both. His new novel, set on several continents, is The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, scheduled for publication this year by Grove/Atlantic. His first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction in 1985, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1989. He is a former columnist for Gentleman’s Quarterly and a contributing editor for both Outside and Harper’s.