Q: What inspired you to write The Funeral Dress? A: I stumbled across a 1960s Kodak photograph of my great-aunt and -uncle sitting in their single-wide trailer, the very same trailer they shared for fifty-two years.
I can’t help it. I’m a late-night gal. To me, “morning people” are a myth perpetuated by coffee companies. Why would anyone choose to wake up early when they could sleep in and stay up as the rest of the world snoozes?
For nineteenth-century Russian writers, you could argue with gusto, food was what landscape (or class) was for the English, war for the Germans, love for the French—a subject encompassing the grand themes of comedy, tragedy, ecstasy, and doom.
By Anya Von Bremzen, author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking • 3 years ago