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Alyson Richman

Alyson Richman

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

Author I draw inspiration from:  Jhumpa Lahiri

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

Interpreter of Maladies
By Jhumpa Lahiri

Favorite place to read a book:  On a train

Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with:  Holly Golightly

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

The moment I knew I wanted to become an author:  When my first-grade teacher put a blob of blue paint on a piece of paper, folded it, and then told me to: “write what I see.”

Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook:  Paperback.

The last book I read:  “The Book of Salt” by Monique Truong

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

The Book of Salt: A Novel
By Monique Truong

Pen & paper or computer:  Pen and paper for raw ideas, but always the computer for writing the novel.

Book character I think I’d be best friends with:  Nedra in James Salter’s “Light Years.”

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

Light Years
By James Salter

If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a:  An explorer

Favorite decade in fashion history: Christian Dior’s 1947 New Look Collection is my ideal time in fashionI have such a weak spot for “fit and flare” dresses.  They’re so feminine and I love the small waistline and movement of the full skirt.

Place I’d most like to travel:  Italy is my favorite place in the world.  I’m still finding new places there to discover!

My signature drink:  Vodka Gimlet

Favorite artist:  Lucian Freud

Number one on my bucket list:  Vietnam

 Anything else you'd like to add:  I’m a huge art lover.  With each of my novels, I try and weave in the creative arts.  I find it particularly interesting to contrast an artistic person against a difficult period in history.  In my new novel, “The Secret of Clouds,” the mother of one of my main characters is a former ballerina from the Soviet Union.  it was amazing to interview dancers who had emigrated from Russia and Ukraine to the United States and how rigorous their training is from such a young age.

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

Author Interview - Alyson Richman

The Secret of Clouds
By Alyson Richman



Find more from Alyson Richman:  Website:  https://www.alysonrichman.com/

Instagram:   @alysonrichman.   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/thelostwife/

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99 Percent Mine

99 Percent Mine

The Secret of Clouds

The Secret of Clouds

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