Jim Shepard interview

Robert Birnbaum chats with Jim Shepard about “the vocabulary of music, Charles Baxter, confronting the limitations of one’s own vocabulary, being in mid-career, the ambitiousness of Project X, Edward Jones, John Irving’s confidence, what caused the Hindenburg disaster, Alan Furst, Messerschmitt 163 pilots, Himmler and science for sale, being a writer’s writer, feeling lucky, Sponge Bob, living with rejection, Rachel Cohen’s A Chance Meeting, the lives of artists and this and that.”