John Hawkes | Writer's Workshop


John Hawkes

(August 17, 1925 – May 15, 1998)

Throughout this interview, Hawkes reiterates his belief that "the imperfect really conveys the essence of perfection more than a whole object. Fiction," he says, "involves as much pain as pleasure, and the reader brings his own sack of horrific materials to the work." He also describes his unusual writing schedule, reveals his very positive views on the teaching of creative writing, and evaluates what he sees as current trends in the world of fiction.

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This program contains adult themes.