Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Arthur Nersesian, On Reading

"The best advice I ever got about being a writer was: the more you read, the more you write the better you'll get. It's true. Everyone should read as much as they can, particularly young writers. What's also true is that after putting my best hours into squeezing out a few usable pages... well, vulgarity aside, returning to my great love of literature after reading and writing all day, I feel like an exhausted porn actor who has to go home to make love to his wife. (Actually that's not fair, porn actors make a lot more money and have a much bigger audience.)"

{Arthur Nersesian's latest novel, Mesopotamia, will be published by Akashic Books in June of 2010. Visit his website
here for more information.}

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