Nana Ekvtimishvili, author of The Pear Field, recently spoke to Matthew Janney for The Calvert Journal about the inspiration behind her debut novel, how it compares to her film work, and growing up in the political landscape of 1990s Georgia.
“I lived next to this school; we shared a fence so their backyard and our backyard were next to each other,” she says. “At some point, when I went back to Georgia, these memories came alive. I started to discover those children on the street, begging, asking people for money. So I wanted to let readers into this world, to stay next to these people, as opposed to being above them.”
Read the full interview here!