Thomas Pynchon: still reclusive

Novelist Thomas Pynchon, now 67, continues to decline all interviews and is rarely photographed. He lives quietly with his wife and son on the Upper West Side, where despite his refusal to talk to the press he — gasp — seems to have a fulfilling existence. The New York Times makes a story out of Pynchon’s notoriously “obsessive desire for privacy.” No mention is made of his recent appearance on The Simpsons.