Scott Hutchins: 'There would have been no option for books except for the library'

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In this interview, Scott Hutchins, author of A Working Theory of Love talks about the importance of libraries in his research and also shares memories of how librarians helped foster his love of reading.

According to the Stanford University website, Hutchins is "a former Truman Capote fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, Five Chapters, The Owls, The Rumpus, The New York Times, San Francisco Magazine and Esquire, and was recently set to music. He is the recipient of two major Hopwood awards and the Andrea Beauchamp prize in short fiction. In 2006 and 2010, he was an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris."

In a review of A Working Theory of Love, The New York Times writes, "Hutchins is an unsentimental and compassionate creator of vivid characters, a master aphorist ('Artists are always the Johnny Appleseeds of gentrification') and an expert architect of set pieces, not the least of which is a hilariously crass and creepily persuasive monologue by the matchmaking king, which takes online romance to its logical conclusion. You’ll never think of the term 'computer dating' the same way again."

 

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