Taylor Napolsky lives in Seattle, where he spends his time reading, writing and watching movies. For more of his work go to taylornapolsky.com.
What is your writing process?
I try to write the first draft fast, then spend a huge amount of time editing. I don't plan the story out too much ahead of time.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
"Ulysses," "Absalom, Absalom!", "The Sound and the Fury," "The Hamlet" by Faulkner and "The Castle," by Kafka. It seems weird to have three Faulkner books in there but he is my favorite writer and it astounds me how much better he is than everyone. Ulysses is obviously a masterpiece and more original and creative than pretty much anything. The Castle is a beautiful book; Kafka was a genius.