Zach Galifianakis Interviews Novelist John Wray in Deceptively Simple Book Trailer


By Jason Boog Comment

That Picador book trailer pairs actor Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover and Bored to Death) with novelist John Wray–a short look at Wray’s process while writing his novel, Lowboy.

Just watch the video. We won’t give away the joke, but here’s an answer from the interviewee: “You know what the first thing that I put on the paper is? ‘The end.’ And then I work backwards…’I’ll write ‘end’ and then ‘the.’ Then I’ll write, for instance in my last novel, ‘calibration.'”

According to the site, a longer version of the interview will be posted soon. Wray has appeared on these pages before, showing off his Michiko Kakutani tattoo and talking about Roberto Bolano’s 2666.