There are so many cool things on the web, but as a writer the thing I appreciate the most is also one of the oldest. Not the oldest site, but the oldest material. A lot of you probably already know of it, but if it somehow missed you, listen up:

The Paris Review’s DNA of Literature is steadily compiling, decade by decade, the best of the best: the best author interviews from the fifties to the present. All available as free pdf downloads, even those great “sample manuscript pages” they always slip into the text. How cool is that?

By the end of this month the 1980s will be complete, but right now you’ve got three decades of people like:

Truman Capote, TS Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, James Jones, Ralph Ellison, Graham Greene, Alberto Moravia, Georges Simenon, William Styron, Robert Penn Warren……..

….and this is just a sampling of the first decade. It’s a must.

(Originally posted at the Contemporary Nomad)