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Paula Fox | Writers & Company


Paula Fox, storied author of Desperate Characters, talks about writing and her memoir Borrowed Finery with Eleanor Wachtel in this archive interview for Writers & Company from 2002:

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The cover above, from Fox’s collection of stories and essays News From the World published earlier this year by W. W. Norton, was designed by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich.

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  1. Lately, the universe has been insisting that I read Paula Fox. With a cover like that, I may have to start listening. Thanks for the nudge.

  2. Hey Kerry. I can’t say I’ve read a lot of Paula Fox, but always I’ve meant to read more and I did really like Desperate Characters. It’s not very long so you could probably read it in a day or so. :-)

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