Skip to main content

You are here

Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith On Writing Fiction vs Nonfiction

Authors Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith weigh in on whether they prefer writing fiction or non-fiction. Chabon explains why he leans toward fiction, while Smith discusses her preference for sticking to the facts.

 

 

Michael Chabon won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" and a Hugo Award for his novel "The Yiddish Policemen's Union." His other books include the novel "Wonder Boys," the story collections "A Model World" and "Werewolves in Their Youth," and the essay collection "Manhood for Amateurs." His stories have appeared in The New Yorker since 1987.

Zadie Smith is the author of the novels "White Teeth," which won the 2000 Whitbread First Novel Award; "The Autograph Man," which won the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize; and "On Beauty," which won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. Last year, she published "Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays," parts of which first appeared in The New Yorker. She has been contributing to the magazine since 1999.

Get Complete Premium video at: Fora.tv

 

SHARE: Share to Facebook   Share to Twitter   Share to LinkedIn    More +                           Share to E-mail  E-mail    Printr  Print
dotted-line2_0.png
 

Spotlight book of the month

hori-11.jpg

Do I Make Myself Clear by Harold Evans.jpgDo I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters.

by Harold Evans

British-born journalist and writer Harry Evans was editor of the Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. He has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism.

In DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well.

 

Buy Now$10.72 - Amazon.com.

 

hori-2_1.jpg

We’re listening.

 

Have something to say about this article? Share it with us in the comments section below.