Gregory Maguire on Earnestness

Interview excerpt from Powell’s Books:

I’m a comic writer, in some ways, and a comic person when I’m up at a podium, in order to disguise the fact that in my heart I’m disgustingly earnest. I know that that’s repulsive for people to deal with. So, I try to conceal it behind a skin of comedy and pathos.

For the full, read here.

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