Yesterday, the writer Jennifer Egan was announced as the 2011 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her book, A Visit From The Goon Squad.
The interview project and website, The Days of Yore – a site that aims to inspire younger artists by interviewing more established creative icons about the days before they had money or success – published an extensive interview with Egan. In it, she digs deep into her early years of struggle and confusion and finding her way in New York City.
An excerpt of the interview is below. Click on over to the site for past interviews with the likes of Sam Lipsyte, Gary Shteyngart, George Saunders, David Shields, and other award-winning writers and artists.