“The trick is, maybe, that I wrote the story from different perspectives. I went into the characters, and spread their truths in this novel, and kept out, as an author. That’s the point…. Their [the characters’] own truth.
by Jill Kronstadt
The trajectory of the fictional Umnitzers closely mirrors Ruge’s own family history, and Ruge freely admits that he waited to publish the book until he was 57, after all the characters’ real-life counterparts had died.
by Juhi Singhal
Whether you are lamenting the burden of—or perhaps grateful for—The Day Job, know that you are in good company.
by Vicraj Gill
It’s hard to think of a time when Vladimir Nabokov and Gustave Flaubert were obscure names. But neither Flaubert’s The Temptation of Anthony nor Nabokov’s The Tragedy of Mister Morn made any waves when they were first written
I try to focus on the characters and not the supernatural vs. realistic distinction. That a man would pay money to braid a woman’s hair seems every bit as strange to me as somebody else having (accurate) visions about people dying. There’s so much strangeness in all of us, and sometimes as I’m writing the supernatural elements don’t even feel like the oddest part of my stories.