California – and specifically Lincoln Park in San Francisco – is at least in theory the ultimate destination for the band of travelers and seekers that populate Amor Towles’s latest novel, “The Lincoln Highway.” But their journey becomes defined by detours, reversals and recalibrations – in much the same way that Towles describes how he composes his novels. “While I’m writing chapters,” he says, “I’m also adapting to surprises that surface from the work.” We’ll talk to Towles about the themes that unite his novels and his own odyssey as a writer.
Amor Towles Shares His Odysseys, Both Literary and Literal
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Amor Towles, author. His most recent book is "The Lincoln Highway." His other books include "A Gentleman in Moscow" and "Rules of Civility."