5 Questions with Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

The NC State Bulletin just published an insightful interview with Lev Grossman , senior writer and book critic for Time magazine, bestselling novelist, and headliner author at the North Carolina Literary Festival.

An interview teaser:

"Lev Grossman's parents are both college professors, so when he entered the doctoral comparative literature program at Yale, it looked like he was fated to follow in their footsteps. But Grossman left Yale without finishing his dissertation and became a freelance journalist instead, writing for a wide variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal , the New York Times and Salon . With his freelance career going gangbusters, Grossman seemed to have landed, but right away he set out on another path: writing novels that chronicle the mysteries of nerddom.

Grossman's first novel, Warp,  is about a person who has trouble distinguishing between Star Trek  and reality. His second novel, Codex,  is about uncanny linkages between a legendary 14th-century book and a strange computer game. But it was his third novel, The Magicians,  that catapulted him onto the New York Times bestseller list and onto bookshelves in 22 countries."

For more information about Lev Grossman, including his own words about journalism, fantasy writing, and the future of reading, please check out the rest of the interview !

As part of the NC Literary Festival, Grossman will be speaking on Thursday, April 3rd, at 7:30PM in NC State's Hunt Library . We hope to see you there!

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit the Festival website .