Like many of the entities and structures in the stories, I, too, am trying to figure something out or get something straight.
“We live in an uncertain and mysterious world, yet we face so many pressures to act with incredible certainty. That tension, and the tension between urges and expectations, societal norms and personal passions, are where many stories are born, for me.”
I’m with Grace Paley, who said “Write from what you know into what you don’t know.”
So much of our experience falls between the seams of language, simply because language is human-made, but our emotions aren’t.
You don’t have time for anger, depression, hostility, whatever, when you’re involved in and absorbing something so much bigger than yourself.
Three Men, a collection of novellas just released in September 2017 by Texture Press, is Nathan Leslie’s tenth book of fiction. He is also the author of Root and Shoot, Sibs, […]
Northeast, Pennsylvania is becoming increasingly important in my work.
[Earlier work is] like seeing an old photograph. Yes, that’s me all right, but I’m not sure I’m that person anymore.
One of the great ideas I come back to as a writer is Milan Kundera’s concept of the novel (and novelist) as posers of questions, not dispensers of answers.
Envy is a regular part of my life, and it’s a question of what to do with it.