I thought I’d get a little bit ‘multimedia’ with this week’s Bookshelf of the Week, by presenting this wonderful, wonderful video interview with Tobias Wolff. Yeah I know it’s something a little bit different from the norm, but since discovering the video clip a few days ago, this interview has really stuck with me. In the video Wolff talks mainly about his novel Old School, but he also talks intimately about his childhood growing up with books, the writers who have influenced him the most, and a little bit on the craft of writing itself. It’s all inspirational stuff and truly unmissable in my opinion.
The ‘bookshelf’ link becomes obvious when you see just how domineering Wolff’s bookcases are in his study. The cameraman knows it too because there are endless ‘sweeps’ and ‘zooms’ of Wolff’s book collection, which makes it the perfect video for the voyeuristic bibliophile, and the ideal subject I think, for this week’s Bookshelf of the Week.
So I hope you enjoyed this temporary side-step away from the normal format, and if you recognise any of the books that are sitting on Wolff’s shelves, then please let me know what they are. My curiosity is definitely getting the better of me .
Oh and P.S. This is my 1000th post on RobAroundBooks, so thanks to everyone for putting up with my mindless mumblings for so long!