Stewart O’Nan is the author of ten novels, including Last Night At The Lobster, Snow Angels and A Prayer for the Dying, as well as the recent Songs For The Missing and the forthcoming Emily, Alone, a sequel to his novel Wish You Were Here. He has also written nonfiction, including the bestselling book with Stephen King on the Boston Red Sox, Faithful. Granta named him one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists in 1995, he’s a graduate of the Cornell MFA program in fiction writing, and is a visiting writer here this semester.
O’Nan read from his work on February 17, 2011, in Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall. This interview took place earlier the same day.