Louis Bayard is the author of the critically acclaimed The School of Night and The Black Tower, the national bestseller The Pale Blue Eye, and Mr. Timothy, a New York Times Notable Book. He has written for Salon, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He lives in Washington, D.C.
The School of Night by Louis Bayard--Audiobook Excerpt
Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Louis Bayard's novel The School of Night. An ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries.Share This
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Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Saul Bellow
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Middlemarch by George Eliot
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Chasing after my kids. Movies. Gardening.
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Don't let nobody steal your joy.
What is your favorite quote?
Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?-Mary Oliver
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers?
How much research do I do? What is the answer? Not as much as you might think, but more than I'd like.
What inspired you to write your first book?
The feeling that if I wanted to read a certain kind of book, I was going to have to write it myself.
Where do you write?
At home, in the local coffee house. Wherever they'll have me.