5/10/2016. INTERVIEW WITH JAMES SCOTT, AUTHOR OF THE KEPT
Only a brave author would create his debut novel with characters who are different from him in almost every way. James Scott, author of The Kept, took on that challenge and compounded it with a harsh setting and even harsher themes. But as I said in my review of The Kept last month, Scott gives his characters multi-dimensional personalities that shine against the turmoil of the story. I was eager to ask him how he combined those elements so well. He shares some of his thoughts on process and inspiration below.
Scott’s previous work has been short listed for the Pushcart Prize and nominated for the Best New American Voices.