First - if you're in L.A. tonight and you're a Paris Review fan, here's where you need to be.
Second - We probably didn't make this quite as clear as we should have yesterday, but once you have figured out who the day's interview is, you actually do have to include that information in your email.
Third - Too many of you still don't include mailing addresses. These entries are, sadly, disqualified. Just to get everyone on the same page, the rules for the giveaway are here.
Fortunately for all concerned, we have eight more sets to give away before Friday, and if you didn't win yesterday, you're free to enter today (and tomorrow and beyond). So here's today's entry - as promised, a little harder than yesterday, but available in the archive:
INTERVIEWER: The supernatural keeps cropping up in practically everything you write, particularly your short stories. Why this strong concern with the supernatural? Do you personally believe in the supernatural?
AUTHOR: Absolutely. The reason why it always comes up is because it is always on my mind. I don’t know if I should call myself a mystic, but I feel always that we are surrounded by powers, by mysterious powers, which play a great part in everything we are doing. I would say that telepathy and clairvoyance play a part in every love story. Even in business. In everything human beings are doing. For thousands of years people used to wear woolen clothes and when they took them off at night they saw sparks. I wonder what these people thought thousands of years ago of these sparks they saw when they took off their woolen clothes? I am sure that they ignored them and the children asked them, “Mother what are these sparks?” And I am sure the mother said, “You imagine them!” People must have been afraid to talk about the
sparks . . .[but] we know now that they were real, and that what was behind these sparks was what drives our industry today.
Remember folks: Answer. Full Mailing Address. Correct subject line. Don't get tossed on a technicality.
(Oh, and we deeply appreciate all the kind words from so many of you, and if you write a personal note, we will do our damnedest to reply but we hope you'll forgive us if it takes a little while as we're usually overwhelmed with email. But your kind words are always deeply appreciated, even if we don't say so right away. Thank you.)
UPDATE: Congratulations to today's winners Laura Walch and Martin Burns, who correctly identified Issac Bashevis Singer. Honorable mention wrong guesses include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Haruki Murakami, Arthur Koestler, John Cheever, Joyce Carol Oates, and Orhan Pamuk,