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Maria Hummel

Maria Hummel

Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Author I draw inspiration from: Elena Ferrante

 Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Favorite place to read a book: in the early morning, by a window

Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Jon Snow

 Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Author Interview - Maria Hummel

The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: rereading A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle for the umpteenth time

 Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: paperback

The last book I read: Black Swans by Eve Babitz

 Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Black Swans: Stories
By Eve Babitz

Pen & paper or computer: all. I am especially susceptible to attractive notebooks.

Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Ruth Galloway

 Author Interview - Maria Hummel

Author Interview - Maria Hummel

If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: purple velvet jacket with rhinestone buttons. My Brooklyn grandmother owned one, and I found it as a teenager, wore it for a while, and then lost it. I’d like to have an existence like that, flickering into people’s lives at the perfect time, and then vanishing again.

Favorite decade in fashion history: 1920s

Place I’d most like to travel: Wales

My signature drink: Irish Mule

Favorite artist: Anselm Kiefer for painting, Cindy Sherman for photography

Number one on my bucket list: to see Roden Crater by James Turrell

Anything else you'd like to add: In truth, I don’t really remember the moment that I knew I wanted to become an author, any more than I remember the moment I grew up. Maybe such transformations don’t happen in moments. They only happen in hindsight.

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