Interview with Author Jeffrey Frank

Name: Jeffrey Frank
(Originally published in my old website, in 2005)


Q: Where are you originally from?
A: I was reared in Washington, D.C.

Q: Can you tell us your latest book news?
A: My novel “Bad Publicity” is just out in paperback.

Q: How old were you when you first started writing?
A: I think eight or nine.

Q: How has your environment/upbringing colored your writing?
A: Everyone’s life affects one’s writing–you can’t escape that.

Q: How do you come up with the title(s) for your book(s)?
A: With great difficulty.

Q: How much of what you write in your novels is realistic?
A: I’m sure some of is, but I really believe that fiction ought to be imaginative and I try to follow that path.

Q: Who are your favorite American writers?
A: The ones that come to mind right now are Roth, Fitzgerald, and Peter De Vries.

Q: What are you reading now?
A: Trollope’s “The Claverings”; Peter Abrahams’ 1988 thriller, “Hard Rain.”

Q: Is there anything additional you would like to share with your readers?
A: I’d like them to read “The Columnist,” which is also out in paperback. And “The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen: A New Translation From the Danish,” which I did with my wife, who is Danish. (I’m fluent in Danish.) It’s Andersen’s bicentennial.

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