Olivia asked Lev Grossman:

Hi! I love love love The Magicians! During your process of writing the whole story (all three books) what inspired you most to keep writing? Did you have anything special to help the ideas from your mind be realized on paper?

Lev Grossman Good question. I had a lot of things to inspire me:

1) Books: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell; Cryptonomicon; The Corrections; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Mrs. Dalloway; The Night Circus; American Gods.

2) Pictures: Didier Massard (he did the tree on the cover of The Magicians), Caspar David Friedrich (I don't know why, he just puts me in the right mood)

3) Music: Metric, The Mountain Goats, Aimee Mann, The Smiths
Lev Grossman

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