Desperate times call for drastic measures. So when Philip Graham’s son turned into a picky eater, his dad wasn’t above a little bribery.
Philip Graham is the author of six books, including the story collection Interior Design, the novel How to Read an Unwritten Language, a memoir of Africa called Parallel Worlds, and, most recently, The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon. He teaches at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His brief essays on the craft of writing can be found at philipgraham.net. His kitchen is entirely bordered by beautiful blue, yellow and white Portuguese tiles, and he only drinks Portuguese wine.