“My new novel, Fortinbras Versus Hamlet, is a funny book to be enjoyed by both Shakespeare lovers and haters.“
— Chuck Taylor
A member of the Writers’ League since 2023, Chuck lives in the Kyle, TX area.
Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?
Chuck Taylor: Novels, short stories, creative nonfiction, memoirs, poetry, literary essays
Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?
CT: Walt Whitman, “This book is as wide as life.”
Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?
CT: Leaves of Grass. It is pure American epic and it makes you glad to be alive.
Scribe: Tell us your WLT story.
CT: I have known about WLT and was a member when it was AWL but moved away in 1989, after winning The Austin Book Award to teach creative writing at Texas A&M.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
CT: I hope to finish up a novel.
Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)
CT: Down in the Depths of the Belly of My Beast by Kulikani Nortey.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
CT: My new novel, Fortinbras Versus Hamlet, is a funny book to be enjoyed by both Shakespeare lovers and haters.