Lately I’ve been intrigued with the viability of online reader discussions with authors. Nonfiction and genre writers have run effective conversations for years this way, but as always I’m testing if it’s effective for literary fiction writers. First up is the Goodreads format and André Aciman, for his latest novel Eight White Nights.
You can log in and join the conversation here. I’m curious to see where the conversation goes. Will it be typical Q&A stuff like “Where do you get your ideas?” Or more about his nonfiction writing? Will readers just want to talk about his previous novel Call Me By Your Name (which I’ve heard was a big word-of-mouth hit)? The novel is steeped in discussion of other media, like Eric Rohmer films; will the conversation steer toward cinema?
Related: Washington Post review