|PULITZER PRIZE WINNER NILO CRUZ|
Nilo Cruz, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for
Drama, takes your questions on his plays, playwriting and how winning
the coveted prize may affect his life and work.
RealAudio: Jeffrey Brown talks with Nilo Cruz, Pulitzer Prize winner for drama.
Allan F. Amaya of South Richmond Hill asks:
Obviously you read Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina before writing your
Pulitzer Prize winning play "Anna in the Tropics" but when did you actually
get the idea of writing it? Did the idea come to you during or soon
after reading Tolstoy's masterpiece?
Nilo Cruz answers:
I read the novel in my early twenties. But the idea of using Tolstoy's novel came when I questioned what book was being read to the workers.
A lot of the cigar workers were socialists and they looked up to Russia, so they were fascinated by anything that was Russian.
All the best, Nilo