“I am paralyzed by the infinite degrees of freedom that you start out with, and so constraints can be freeing. To say, I can start here—I'm writing a story about time travel.”
Novel Dialogue invites a novelist and a literary critic to talk about novels from every angle: how we read them, write them, publish them, and remember them.
“I'm aware, as I'm writing, that I'm changing camera angles.”
“A lot of people have been pushed a little closer to the margins.”
“If you’re going to write in a worthwhile way about something, you have to really understand why you care.”