Pop Quiz: John Higgins

A NEW POP LIT Q & A WITH A TALENTED NEW WRITER

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Today’s pop quiz is with young Irish short story writer John Higgins.

1.)  Best short story ever written?

JH:  For me, it’s a toss-up between either “Yam Gruel” by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, or Mike McCormack’s “Forensic Songs.”

2.)  Best music to write by?

JH:  Tom Waits sets a great tone for when I need to get work done. Plus, he can fit into a three-minute song what some people take hundreds of pages to say.

3.)  Can writers be pop stars?

JH:  If writing doesn’t work out for me, I’ll let you know…
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NOW read John’s story about the fast food business, “Hamburger Hill.”