• medium:
  • Interview

“The best research gets your fingers dusty and your shoes dirty, especially because a novel is made of details. I had to translate places through my senses into the senses of my readers. I had to know what a place smelled like, what it sounded like when it rained in Mexico City. There’s no substitute for that. I’ve been steeped in evidence-based truth.”

“Kahlo, Trotsky and Kingsolver,” Q&A by Cynthia Crossen, Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2009.
via Beverly Bader
Quality Quote Collecting