This week’s author interview is with Marvin Olasky. He is the author of our new release, Reforming Journalism. He is also the author of Prodigal Press, Revised and Updated: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media.
- Tell us a little bit about yourself: where you’re from, family, job, personal interests, unique hobbies, what you do in your spare time, etc.
Originally Massachusetts, but mostly Texas since 1983. Married for 43 years. Four sons, four daughters-in-law, five grandchildren. Happily, my job as WORLD editor/writer is also my hobby, so I work a lot but it’s also play.
- Other than the Bible, do you have a favorite book?
Favorite novel: Jose Gironella’s The Cypresses Believe in God. Favorite non-fiction: Shelby Foote’s The Civil War.
- Do you have a favorite movie? What is it and why?
The Great Escape (1963), The Right Stuff (1983), Field of Dreams (1989). Striving against obstacles physical and psychological.
- How do you deal with writer’s block?
The way pilots dealt with the sound barrier: fly through it because it doesn’t exist. When blocked, leave your suite and do more street-level reporting.
- What has been the best compliment given to you as an author?
“I love your book. I read a page every night before I fall asleep.”
- Favorite sport to watch? Why? Favorite sport’s team?
Baseball, because at a ball park there’s lots of subtle action, and when watching on television it’s slow enough that I can read, edit, or answer email without missing much. Red Sox.
- Favorite food?
Grapes, raspberries, and banana with peanut butter. On special occasions, a steak.
- Tea or coffee?
Neither, if caffeinated, because if you rarely drink it and you’re on a flight across the Atlantic or Pacific, you can drink a cup and easily stay up all night.
How can readers discover more about you and your work?
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