Kids, don’t ever smoke, but if you do, don’t ever stop because otherwise it will drive you crazy.
Stephen King has the right idea. Skip to 1:47.
William Gaddis is a babe
Scott Esposito has bookmarked some passages from an upcoming collection, from Dalkey Archive. Here is a real taste of what it is like to be largely unrecognised in your lifetime - in Gaddis’ words, what it is like to be writing for ‘a really small audience’.
18. On your darkest days, you think, “I don’t even like cats.”
As Julian Barnes condemns the commercial pressure on authors to include sex scenes in their work, we look at ten recent winners of the Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Awards (warning: not for the faint-hearted)
The publication of The Letters of William Gaddis is significant because it presents the first direct and unveiled access to this âreclusiveâ author. For those of us who know and love Gaddisâs work, however, there is something discomfiting about such personal revelations.
Author George Saunders talks to Killian Fox about upsetting genteel readers in Vermont, Buddhism and his youthful love of Ayn Rand