Author Revealed

About Fergus M. Bordewich

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 11/1

Q. Previous occupations

A. Independent journalist

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. William Faulkner Thomas Mann V.S. Naipaul W.G. Sebald

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. "The Magic Mountain," by Thomas Mann "The Power Broker," by Robert Caro "The Past Is a Foreign Country," by David Lowenthal "For Cause and Comrades," by James McPherson Bruce Catton's three-volume history of the Army of the Potomac

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. "The Years that Were Fat," by George Kates

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Rewrite, then rewrite, the rewrite.

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