Saturday, August 3, 2013

Andrew Sean Greer's "The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells"

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of The Story of a Marriage and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named one of the best books of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and received a California Book Award. He is currently a fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center. He lives in San Francisco.

Here Greer shares some reflections on adapting his new novel, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, for the big screen:
It's a nice thought to put oneself to bed at night, that one day your meager book could be a movie! But, of course, the final form of a book is a book. Books can be "made into" movies, but movies can never be made into books, so in every way it is a diminution. And so of course I try to calm my anxieties by imagining Anne Hathaway running through the streets of 1918 New York! The anxiety it relieves is this: that Greta Wells is already being played, by actors I will never see, in the minds of everyone who owns the book.
Learn more about the book and author at Andrew Sean Greer's website and follow him on Facebook.

Writers Read: Andrew Sean Greer.

The Page 69 Test: The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.

--Marshal Zeringue