'The New York Times' interviews Linda Rosenkrantz, author of 'Talk' August 26, 2015

New York Times writer John Williams recently interviewed Linda Rosenkrantz, author of the NYRB Classic Talk, for the Arts Beat section about the process of writing her groundbreaking novel. In this feature, Williams asks Rosenkrantz about the initial inspiration behind Talk, for which the author transcribed hours of recorded, candid conversations between her friends and then edited the 1,500 pages of raw material into the book it is today. Rosenkrantz shares with Williams about the many rejection letters she first received for the book, the reaction of friends to the final—and very provocative—product, and what Rosenkrantz thinks of today's candid depictions of female friendship from Girls to Broad City.

Read the entire interview here.