Mark Z. Danielewski

Twenty years ago tomorrow a book was published that broke rules, set new boundaries, redefined fiction. It was a groundbreaking novel by Mark Z. Danielewski. It was his first book, called “House of Leaves.”

It’s a book you don’t just read, you see it. The pages are an art form in themselves.

It took six more years for him to write his second book, called “Only Revolutions.”

That’s the book that I interviewed him for, a year later, in the fall of 2007.

We met in a bookstore cafe one afternoon, as around us, fans looked on while I asked him about “Only Revolutions,” “House of Leaves,” and the writing life.

Here now, Mark Z. Danielewski from 2007:

Mark Z. Danielewski’s latest book, “The Little Blue Kite,” was published last fall.

By the way, yesterday, March 5th, was Mark Z. Danielewski’s 54th birthday.

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