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

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Episode XIV: "Executives playing at being executives"

Published 5/15/17
In this installment, Hermione Hoby talks about DeLillo's Underworld, Stranger of the Week, people playacting themselves, the virtues of being compassionate but perverse & more.