If you could have an uninterrupted hour of coffee and
conversation with any one living writer, whom would you choose?
But for living writers, at the moment, I'd have to go with Annie Dillard. I've loved her way of seeing the world and then transcribing her vision to words ever since I read A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek for a college assignment way back when I was a lot younger.
Ironically, the thing I wouldn't want to talk about with her would be writing stuff. I'd really just prefer to sit back, sip my espresso and let her tell me about moths and broken tree limbs in her own beautifully fascinating way. And with any luck, she wouldn't notice when my hour was up.