A conversation with Edgar Sawtelle author David Wroblewski
11 NOV 2009 • by Zack Smith
David Wroblewski didn’t think his first novel, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, would even sell to a publisher: “It’s kind of an old-fashioned story, and I don’t think we’re into old-fashioned stories right now,” he said recently by phone, taking time out from his tour to promote the paperback release of his novel.
Instead, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle became an old-fashioned success story. After toiling for a decade on the book, Wroblewski saw it finally published last year to rave reviews, best-seller status and, perhaps most significantly in today’s market, an Oprah’s Book Club pick.