Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons, is interviewed in the September 18th issue of Newsweek. The online version of the piece is available here. It’s an interesting interview and Frazier talks about the massive sale of his newest novel, being a Southerner with a Ph.D, and his children’s take on marketing hype.
“Several offers were in the same vicinity, he says, but the strength of Random House’s marketing team was a factor. The publisher could hardly be handling the novel with more gravitas. These days, when Frazier says something goofy to his family—when he relates a joke from South Park, say—his 20-year-old daughter, Annie, will needle him by intoning, ‘An American master returns!'”