Overheard at Conversations & Connections Conference

Re: fiction, with its bursts of color and exaggeration, versus nonfiction: “Fiction is an expressionist painting rather than a photograph.”

— Josip Novakovich, author of Shopping for a Better Country, (Dzanc Books 2012), Stories of War and Lust (Harper Perennial, 2005), April Fool’s Day (HarperCollins, 2004), and several books on the writing of fiction, including The Fiction Writer’s Workshop (2008).


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