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Notable Quotable: Benjamin Percy on his obsession

“I am obsessed. This obsession drives me to gobble up books as though they were candy---drives me to spend eight hours a day at the keyboard, to turn down social engagements, give up on hobbies---and to constantly mine the world for material to bring to the page.” --- Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is one of several NEA Literature Fellows scheduled to read at the NEA Poetry and Prose Pavilion at the 2013 National Book Festival. You can find details here.

Read the full interview with Benjamin Percy and his sister and fellow writer Jennifer Percy here.

Want more? Check out these interviews with NEA Literature Fellows Meg Day and Marilyn Chin and our podcast with Pulitzer Prize-winning NEA Fellow Adam Johnson.


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