Glen David Gold received his MFA for creative writing at the University of California at Irvine. His first novel, Carter Beats the Devil, has been translated into fourteen languages. His short stories and essays have appeared in McSweeneys, Playboy, and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Alice Sebold.
This biography was last updated on 04/12/2009.
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Behind the Screens of Sunnyside
In the age of online celebrity/fan forums, DVD making-of extras, directors commentaries and pop-culture conventions, it seems more than ever that a work of arts communication with its audience will always be two-way. But the impulse to pull back the curtain has been with us for as long as there have been stages or screens behind it. Having looked under the hood of the modern media machines first days and inside the minds of some of its major figures, Glen David Gold sat down to converse with writer and cultural critic Adam McGovern about Sunnysides own secretsand showed that knowing some of the mysteries doesnt take away the magic.
AM: We get to play long-form bookstore Q & A here. What's the most revealing question I can start with?
GDG: Here's a terrible secret that will get me blackballedthe most frightening question you can ask a writer is "What about this book makes you most insecure?"
I am more insecure about Sunnyside than Carter Beats the Devil. Sunnyside masquerades as a romp-with-detours, but behind the curtain are layers of complex, flickering ideas. Hence my slightly higher-than-...
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