288: Jennifer Egan

Some novelists begin with a character, some with a plot; Jennifer Egan – A Visit From the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach – often starts with a sense of place: “That seems to come before there are people.” A conversation at the Center for Fiction cosponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Music: Lily Henley and Duncan Wickel. Photo: Anna Hutard.

Person: Fanny Trollope
Place: Brooklyn Navy Yard
Thing: her brother’s book
Randy’s Thing: Dr. Johnson’s dictionary