EJ Levy: “Fiction is a magpie art”

Interview excerpted from Lambda Literary:

A great pleasure of writing fiction for me is feeling your way into another world or life or consciousness; most of these characters are unlike me, so it was a stretch to try to imagine what it might be like to be a fastidious straight woman of 33, or a suburban mother in her 70s, or a 20-something half-Korean daughter. (Oddly, writing the male characters was often easier, though I’d hate to analyze that too closely…)

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I love that fiction is a magpie art, in which you can gather up all these shiny fabulous unrelated things and make them into something.

Read the full here.

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