These interviews with American authors and playwrights, culled from NBC News' archives, reveal the mysteries of the writing process and never fail to fascinate. In a conversation filmed in 1976, Norman Mailer and Henry Miller share appraisals of each other's writing, and the works of other writers who influenced them. Writer Joan Didion discusses her novel, "A Book of Common Prayer" with Tom Brokaw. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Styron describes the themes that unite his novels "Confessions of Nat Turner" and "Sophie's Choice." Kurt Vonnegut discusses his "writing process." And Joyce Carol Oates, author of more than 30 books, talks about what makes up a writer's temperament.moreless
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