Exchange Exemplar: Jonathan Lethem
No word on whether Jonathan Lethem was among the first people in line for the latest Star Wars movie. But he was a big fan of the first one (first one made, that is), seeing the 1977 classic 21 times.
It was part of his escape into fictional characters, a process he continues in his own novels, like Motherless Brooklyn and Dissident Gardens.
Lethem visited a few years back to talk about More Alive and Less Lonely, his writing that muses on the workings of the minds of other writers. We replay the interview here.