Last night two high profile authors got late night treatment.
Meyers is proving to be a deft interviewer of authors. That may be because, as he revealed last night in a throwaway aside he thinks of himself as a writer too, having been the head writer for Saturday Night Live.
The pair discuss Groff’s process, her stereoscopic approach to Fates and Furies, and writing sex scenes.
Jonathan Franzen starred in a skit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and sat down for a conversation as well.
The skit mocks Amazon through a bedtime story entitled “Little Read Reading Hood.” The US Department of Justice stars as the woodsman and there is a typical Colbert twist at the end.
The conversation, in which Colbert’s snark sometimes got the better of Franzen, ranged from Twitter to reading to football. Nevertheless, n the strength of his appearance, Purity rose on Amazon’s sales rankings, from 445 to 356.