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Writers on Music: An Interview with Robin Benway

Robin Benway

"For a band that’s just starting out, it’s still fun and exciting and very Kerouacian to be in a van and touring the country. That’s the spirit I wanted for Audrey, and listening to that music definitely helped to infuse the book."

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Writers on Music: An Interview with Mysterious Skin Author Scott Heim

Scott Heim

"I was just out driving in my car, and five totally different things came on–an old New Order song… a track from the new Portishead record… a Brian Eno Music for Films song… ‘Touch and Go’ by the Cars… and then this campy ’70s disco song called ‘Let’s All Chant.’ I love how this weird mix put me in five different moods within twenty minutes or so."

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Writers on Music: Gayle Brandeis

gayle braindeis

“in general, music tends to trigger emotion on a very deep level for me, and that is what I want to access when I write.”

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Writers on Music: Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke

“I love the three-minute song. It can tell a story as well as a 300-page novel, plus you have the music element that you don’t get in books.”

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