One of America's most popular Jewish writers, Chaim Potok (b. 1929) is the author of such acclaimed novels as The Chosen (1967). The Promise (1969). The Book of Lights (1981), and Davita's Harp (1985). This volume present interviews in which Potok discusses the broad range of his writing and the deep influence of non-Jewish novels, esp. Waugh's Brideshead Revisited and Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, on his work.