Our own Edan Lepucki interviewed National Book Award finalists George Saunders and Rachel Kushner for the National Book Foundation. Saunders discussed money issues in his writing. “Now I feel like paucity vs. grace is one of the great American issues—we all live with it every day.” Kushner explained her writing process. “The sentences are beads on a string; I see each one as essential.”
The Ace in Portland has the most incredible continental breakfast I have ever had. Pickled onions, salami, prosciutto, Humboldt Fog, various breads and jams, soft boiled eggs, oatmeal, coffee, orange juice, chocolate. I think I just died from happiness.