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Zachary Mason discusses his debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, which re-imagines Homer’s classic story of Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy.
Thank you for the show. I'm a big fan of The Lost Books, and I really appreciate how this interview has new information (the author's experience with publishing) that hasn't been covered in any of Mason's other interviews (BLDG Blog, Psychology Today).
Also, why are people concerned about verbal tics? Everyone has them. Check out his interviews in writing if you want to read him at his most articulate without the verbal hesitations all shy people have.
Hello Leonard i love the show. There are many many notable writers that self published and marketed their own book to then be picked up by a traditional publishing company. Just google it.
bb, I feel this tic is endemic everywhere in the last couple years, and it makes me think of "Idiocracy". The result of a massive borrowing of something originally misperceived as trendy, no doubt. Like "sort of".
Lopate: <asks question>
Mason: "um.. so" <answers question>
painful after awhile...
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