Published on February 19th, 2013 | by Devin
Erin Morgenstern on “The Night Circus”
Erin Morgenstern is the imaginative author behind the bestselling novel The Night Circus. In this interview with Doubleday Book Club, she talks about the novel, her writing process, painting and more.
“When I write, I kind of tend to find a world before I find the story in it,” Erin Morgenstern tells Jennifer Hufford, editor of Doubleday Book Club. “Celia was the last character that I created; Celia’s not in any of the original drafts. It is mostly her story, and I didn’t have her for the longest time – so it’s kind of like excavating, rather than proper, linear writing.”
Morgenstern is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Night Circus. When she sits down with Doubleday Book Club in this interview, she covers a whole range of topics, so if you’re a fan of the book, you’re definitely going to want to check this out.
Morgenstern – who is also a painter – also talks with Hufford about the overlap between the two mediums – or lack thereof. You see, the author says that she only writes what she can’t paint. Even so, some circus imagery has made its way into some of her more recent paintings!
Make sure you give the video a watch to hear everything else she has to say.