Listen Padgett Powell reads the opening of 'The Interrogative Mood'
Listen Padgett Powell discusses whether his book is a novel, and how it got started
Listen Padgett Powell talks about how to read the book, and the course of his career
Listen Padgett Powell and 164 pages of questions
Padgett Powell's new book "The Interrogative Mood" begins with some questions.
"Are your emotions pure? Are your nerves adjustable? How do you stand in relation to the potato? Should it still be Constantinople?"
The questions continue. In fact they never stop for 164 pages. Every sentence in "The Interrogative Mood" is a question.
Saul Bellow once described Padgett Powell as one of the best young American writers. But Powell hasn't published in almost a decade.
Padgett Powell says his new book is a novel. But he told Euan Kerr it grew out of irksome emails he received from a particular administrator at the Floridian University where he directs a writing program