Monday, September 26, 2005

University Library Keeps John McPhee In Princeton

You travel a great deal for your writing, but you live in Princeton, New Jersey, maybe ten minutes from where you were born. What’s kept you there?

My daughters think it’s funny. I grew up here, but I lived in New York City for five years when my kids were born. When we moved, I came here not because I was born here, not because I went to college here; I came here because of the university library. I thought if I ever did the kind of work I wanted to do . . . and that’s proven to be the case.

The New Yorker


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