A NEW POP LIT Q & A WITH A TALENTED NEW WRITER
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…
NOW read John’s story about the fast food business, “Hamburger Hill.”