Nathaniel Rich lives in New York City, where he is an editor at The Paris Review. He is the author of San Francisco Noir and The Mayor's Tongue is his first novel.
The reason for writing the book in secret.
Before the Paris Review, Rich worked at The New York Review of Books. Here he discusses what he learned from NYRB's editor, Bob Silvers.
Rich's editorial process looks like stacks and stacks of paper.
Rich wrote his novel in secret.
The crucial role of miscommunication.
It's not magical realism, Rich says. It's closer to Bulgakov's style.
A summer in Trieste inspired Rich's first novel.
The five books Rich can't live without.
Benjamin Percy, Jesse Ball to start.
It started with an early obsession with Stephen King.