Thursday, December 2, 2010
Pat Conroy: "I was born to be in a library."
Link to December 1 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, "In 'My Reading Life', Conroy details how he found writing".
Excerpt: “I was born to be in a library,” Conroy says, and that’s where it all begins.
An Army brat, Conroy never lived long enough anywhere to make friends; his mother filled that slot. As a result of her belief that she had never gotten enough education, Peg camped out at the public library in every new town and took Pat with her. “To my mother, a library was a palace of desire masquerading in a wilderness of books,” Conroy writes. “She distributed books to me as though they were communion wafers.”
Pat Conroy on the books and people that shaped his writing career. (10/17/2010)