The Book Of Other People

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A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character. 23 brand-new stories! 23 brand-new characters!

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Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight 'realism' - if such a thing exists - is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: - Zadie Smith - Aleksandar Hemon - Dave Eggers - Daniel Clowes - Edwidge Danticat - Jonathan Lethem - Jonathan Safran Foer - Andrew Sean Greer - A.M. Homes - Heidi Julavits - Miranda July - ZZ Packer - A.L. Kennedy - Andrew O'Hagan - Posy Simmons - Adam Thirlwill - Vendela Vida - Nick Hornby - Hari Kunzru - Toby Litt - David Mitchell - George Saunders - Colm Tuibin - Chris Ware

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Author Zadie Smith (editor)
Publisher Penguin Books
Page Count 288pp
Publication Size 6 x 8.75
Publication Notes Softcover, Partial Color
Publication Date January 2, 2008
ISBN 978-0143038184

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