Author Interview - Steven McFadden

What is your writing process like?

A collection of information, verification of information, then draft after draft until polished. Always inspired by E.B. White who would write 16-18 drafts before submitting his work to The New Yorker.

How long have you been writing, or when did you start?

In 1975 while a senior at Boston University, I was named editor of The Watertown Sun, a weekly newspaper in a suburb of Boston.

What inspired the idea for your book?

My meetings with Native elders over many years of reporting.

If you could spend a day with another popular author, whom would you choose?

Wendell Berry.

When was the last time you Googled yourself and what did you find?

Wow, good question. It's been many a year. But now that you suggest it, I think I will try it again soon.

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