Always Apprentices: The Believer magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers

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Always Apprentices collects five years of intimate, wide-ranging conversations with many of today’s most prominent writers, taken from the pages of the Believer.

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The participants don’t limit themselves to issues of writing and craft, but instead offer unfettered exchanges on a wide range of topics—from what it means to be a consumer to whether or not to kill a deer, from how we get to know each other to walking while inebriated. The interviews feature the serious-yet-casual Believer approach to the often staid interview format.

For example, Sheila Heti asks Mary Gaitskill, “If you go into a room or go to a party, is there a basic disposition you have toward humans going through the world?” Elsewhere, Colum McCann begins his conversation with Aleksandar Hemon by asking, “What are we doing here? Why aren’t we in a pub?” Other interviews include Don DeLillo talking with Bret Easton Ellis; Joan Didion talking with Vendela Vida; and Barry Hannah talking with Wells Tower.

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Author Vendela Vida / Ross Simonini / Shiela Heti
Publisher McSweeney's Books / Believer Books
Page Count 352pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.25
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date March 12, 2013
ISBN 978-1938073250

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