One Question For 10 Famous Authors
Today’s post is kind of like my 20 Questions series, but with more of a specific focus.
If you could ask a famous author one question, what would you ask him or her? It’s that simple.
To get things rolling, I’ll start with questions I would ask to 10 famous authors (either dead or alive):
Harper Lee: Why didn’t you ever write another novel?
Anthony Burgess: Do you wish you would have insisted the American publisher leave in the final chapter of A Clockwork Orange?
David Foster Wallace: Why?
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Your thoughts on Leo Dicaprio as Gatsby?
Joseph Heller: Can we be best friends?
Ian McEwan: Did the potential of becoming a Hollywood script in any way affect how you wrote the story and plot twists in Atonement?
Ralph Ellison: See my question for Harper Lee.
J.R.R. Tolkien: When did the idea for Middle Earth and The Lord of the Rings initially strike you? And how did you execute that idea? (Okay, that’s two questions)
Cormac McCarthy: Why did The Judge have to kill the puppy in Blood Meridian?
I might be on to something here. What author could turn down a one-question interview? Who doesn’t have time for that?
If you could ask a famous author one question, who would you ask and what would you ask them?