Saturday, June 27, 2020

Q&A with Nicola Maye Goldberg

From my Q&A with Nicola Maye Goldberg, author of Nothing Can Hurt You:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

Quite a lot. It’s from Louise Gluck’s incredible poem “A Myth of Devotion” which I kept taped above my desk while I was writing the book. The phrase also appears in certain translations of Luke 10:19. It’s a promise many of the characters make to one another, which none of them are able to keep.

What's in a name?

For the name “Sara Morgan,” I wanted it to have the same number of syllables as “Laura Palmer,” who is sort of the dead white girl prototype in contemporary culture. But that’s...[read on]
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Q&A with Nicola Maye Goldberg.

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