Influenced is an interview series featuring authors talking about the works that influenced them.

See our complete list of conversations, including:

Thick Skin, where authors talk about negative reviews, from both critics and readers

Pixelatedthe digital, double-blind, lit-inclined author chat

A Bit Contrived, interviews with real authors about improvised books

The Art of Commerceexploring the intersection of literature and the marketplace


Episode X: "The impulse to live a meaningful life, and the damage that impulse can cause"

Published 11/21/16
In this installment, Garth Greenwell talks about the influence of Death in Venice—both the novella and the opera.