Clips from Our Interview with Ann Beattie


Narrative Magazine’s senior editor Lacy Crawford interviewed Ann for the in-depth profile published in our May 2007 issue. With the same incisive perception that’s so present in her writing, Ann discusses several of her works, as well as a story by her friend and colleague, Deborah Eisenberg. Ann generously reveals her writing process—the moments her characters surprise her, how life sparks events in fiction, and the satisfactions of doing challenging work.


    “The Burning House” (0:15 preview)

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