Joel Lovell, deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine, interviewed live at the University of Pittsburgh.
"I think if you can make a writer feel like it's okay to not know what they're doing—they don't really know exactly what their story is, they're a little lost in their material—that's a fine place to be. If you can sort of talk it through, if you can minimize their anxiety a little bit, then I think you've done most of your job. After that it's just looking at the words and just figuring out which ones work."
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- Lovell's New York Times archive
- Lovell's GQ archive
- Lovell's This American Life archive
- [2:00] "George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You'll Read This Year" (Joel Lovell • New York Times Magazine • 2013)
- [8:20] "The Semplica-Girl Diaries" (George Saunders • New Yorker • 2012)
- [12:40] George Saunders on respect
- [12:55] Twitter response to Lovell's profile of George Saunders
- [14:50] The first time Lovell read Saunders
- [19:40] Writer Paul Tough
- [23:35] Saturday Night magazine</i>
- [25:00] GQ conversation between Lovell and John Jeremiah Sullivan
- [27:45] "Upon This Rock" (John Jeremiah Sullivan • GQ • 2004)
- [34:40] The New York Observer on Lovell's "Men + Money" column for GQ
- [35:30] Lovell on money advisors (The Washington Post • 2009)
- [42:30] "The Upside of the Downside" (Joel Lovell • New York • 2008)