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Interview with Jane Mendelsohn at The Nervous Breakdown

My latest interview at The Nervous Breakdown is with Jane Mendelsohn regarding her latest novel, American Music:

When I write I am trying to have and to create an experience. The reader’s hands and eyes and mind on the book release the stories which appear to be the writer’s stories, but if they mean anything will also be the reader’s stories. They will elicit thoughts and emotions in the reader, memories and visions.

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