“You could say conspiracy theories are like bad fiction, which attempts to tie everything up and explain it all.”
Te-Ping Chen discusses the gift of imagining alternative realities in a society divided by class.
Tackling Proust’s famously massive work started as a challenge. Then it turned into something else.
“I’d never written fiction that stays with a single character for hundreds of pages; it almost felt like too much freedom.”
“The American experience for many people is the very act of questioning who we are.”