“The best stories are those told with the threat of death in the morning” –or so claims author Andrew Codrescu in his interview on Hawaii public radio last week.
The conversation was about his new interpretation of the Arabian Nights stories, Whatever Gets You through the Night. In it Codrescu reveals some of the personal and creative reasons why he was drawn to retelling these stories in particular. He also considers the importance of oral story telling and how it has changed yet remained the same in modern life. (For example, have you ever considered twitter or facebook as a medium for telling never ending stories?)
The interview is both an interesting look at what inspires an author to write on a subject, and a glimpse into Codrescu’s life. Check it out here and pick up a copy of Whatever Gets You through the Night for yourself!