An Interview with Saul Bellow

An Interview with Saul Bellow by Helen Fremont

HF: Can you say a little more about the book you’re working on?

SB: No, I never talk about it, because… well, you’re bound to say something false about it, and it sticks to you.

HF: Have your work habits changed over the years?

SB: No, I always got up early in the morning and worked until I was very tired.  Then I would walk around the city, mostly Chicago.  All the mischief I ever got into was after work hours.  I was very virtuous about work.  I was perhaps not as virtuous as I should have been otherwise.

Published in The Marlboro Review – Winter/Spring 1996