This week we asked Jack Wang, author of “The Night of Broken Glass” in issue 133, to share his writing space with us. Here’s what he had to say.
“I’m currently on sabbatical and on fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. My furnished flat did not come with a desk, so I bought one at a secondhand shop—there are many in Norwich—for £10 and carried it home, mostly on my head, since I don’t have a car this year. Then I bought a chair for £3 at another secondhand shop. Basically, all I need is a desk, a chair, and my laptop, and I’ve learned not to take any for granted. One of Richard Bausch’s ten commandments of writing is ‘Train yourself to be able to work anywhere.’ I’m not good at that, but I have made a home out of this temporary, inexpensive, and spartan little space.”