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This week’s feature is Robert Boswell’s new novel, Tumbledown, which was published last week by Graywolf. Boswell is the author of six previous novels, three story collections, and two books of nonfiction. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, a Lila Wallace/Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the PEN West Award for Fiction, the John Gassner Prize for Playwriting, and the Evil Companions Award. He’s also published more than 70 stories and essays, which have appeared in such places as the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, […]
Robert Boswell’s new novel adopts an unusual point of view: unreliable omniscience. And though the author’s execution of this bizarre form is provocative when it finally culminates, that’s not the reason Tumbledown is such an absorbing read.
The Half-Known World, Robert Boswell’s collection of essays on the craft of fiction writing, is also driving-idea behind his conversation with Michael Hinken. In it Boswell discusses the power of writing better sentences, characterization as jazz, the narrative brain versus the linear brain, the value of writing fifty drafts and other mysteries and wonders of the half-known world.
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