"Rather than assuming
an additive fiction process—take a blank page and start filling it with characters and events and information—it may be useful here to imagine something subtractive: what if the social details and contexts that lead
us to believe we “know”
a character are mislead-ing, and are therefore the first things that should
be stripped from a narrative?"


Ta-Nehisi Coates's We Were Eight Years in Power
Definitely Maybe Science Fiction
The Wes Anderson Collection
Bad Connections: The Novels of Renata Adler
John Banville's Ancient Light
Chris Ware's Box of Forking Paths
Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers
Writers on Writing: Two New Books from Tin House