Alissa Nutting on THE NOVEL

by Salvatore Pane

“Writing a novel is kind of like submitting to a surgical procedure every single day, with no sense of what the overall effect of these surgeries will accomplish or when, exactly, they will end. When I’m writing each day, I’m just as inaccessible to others as I’d be if I were laid up on an operating table, which some understand and some do not.”

-Alissa Nutting in Braddock Avenue Books