Starting today, I'll be doing interviews with writers on Tuesdays via Twitter. I ask 5 questions, they give 5 answers, and we keep it all under 1400 characters. We kick off with David Joy, author of the upcoming Where All Light Tends to Go. Joy lives in North Carolina and was a finalist for the Reed Environmental Writing Award and the Ragan Old North State Award for Creative Nonfiction before turning his talents onto novels and landing a deal with Putnam for Where All Light Tends to Go (2015) and Waiting on the End of the World (2016).
Question 1: National Novel Writing Month or No Shave November?
Question 2: What is the book about?
Question 3: Why choose to write in 1st person?
Question 4: Are there settings other than Appalachia we might see show up in your novels?
Question 5: If writers had the equivalent of cover songs, whom would you "cover?"
The book is Where All Light Tends to Go. It is currently available for pre-order on multiple sites. Be nice, buy it twice. David Joy is the writer, and he couldn't possibly be a better guy. You can follow him @DavidJoy_Author, and you should.
"Shaving is for swimmers."