Chronologically Gifted celebrates its fourth anniversary with a look back at some of our favorite interviews. First up is author Victor Lodato who talked about his cross-generational friendship with a woman named Austin.
His piece When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship appeared in the New York Times and describes how he met Austin when he was in his 40s, and she was in her 80s. He wrote, "Friendship, like its flashier cousin, love, can be wildly chemical and, like love, can happen in an instant." Victor is a playwright, poet, and novelist. He has published two novels: Mathilda Savitch - which the New York Times called "a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel" - and Edgar and Lucy which Lynn Freed called "a wonder, beginning to end."