Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What is Nicholas Griffin reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Nicholas Griffin, author of the historical novels The Requiem Shark, House of Sight and Shadow, and Dizzy City, and the nonfiction work, Caucasus.

His entry begins:
I'm heading toward the end of nine months of research for my next book. That means I've read around 120 books, all non-fiction, as well as several hundred articles. The problem with research is not only that so much of it is dry, most of it is happens to be irrelevant to your own end-result, but even the author doesn't know exactly where he or she is heading at this stage. Among the dross, I read many first rate books, two of which, Nelson Mandela's Long Road to Freedom and Walter Russell Mead's God and Gold stand out.

Writers need patience, but patience itself is put in perspective through Mandela's accomplishments, always pushing outwards, reaching outwards, observing, even when all he had was...[read on]
Learn more about the author and his work at Nicholas Griffin's website.

The Page 99 Test: Dizzy City.

Writers Read: Nicholas Griffin.

--Marshal Zeringue