Jonathan Lethem: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder


Jonathan Lethem has traded in the crowded Brooklyn literary scene for a classroom in sunny Southern California.

Nevertheless, he’s currently at work on a novel set back in Queens. Lethem, who describes one of his past books as “an all-out Valentine” to New York, is no stranger to writing about that city from a distance.

(via TheBookBench)

Jill Haberkern has lived in a one-room house made of tombstones and a farmhouse with a walrus head. She currently lives in Berkeley, California, with neither. Her writing has appeared in the Mid-American Review. More from this author →