Tuesday, 21 August 2012

WRITERS ON WRITING #18: Keith Ridgway

I love hearing from people who have no time for fiction.  Who read only biographies and popular science.  I love hearing about the death of the novel.  I love getting lectures about the triviality of fiction, the triviality of making things up.  As if that wasn’t what all of us do, all day long, all life long.  Fiction gives us everything.  It gives us our memories, our understanding, our insight, our lives.  We use it to invent ourselves and others.  We use it to feel change and sadness and hope and love and to tell each other about ourselves. And we all, it turns out, know how to do it.

'Everything is Fiction' from The New Yorker (8 August 2012)

Click HERE to read the full article by KEITH RIDGWAY in the online edition of The New Yorker.

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