Alison Lurie On Tragedy

Alison LaurieAlison Lurie (September 03, 1926 -)

I want them all to have happy endings although I do realize this is not true to life. But I get attached to my characters and I don’t really want to do them in. And I think it is significant that the only book of mine that got a big literary award was the only one in which I’ve killed off a major character. Somehow tragedy attracts awards and comedy doesn’t.