Publication Year

2002

Keywords

Creative writing, literature, novella, literary criticism

Disciplines

Comparative Literature | Creative Writing | English Language and Literature

Abstract

"I am a writer." That's how the ficitonal best-selling writer Q opens a speech in Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys, to a hearty round of applause from the gathered crow. For me, alas, it's not quite so easy. I can stand and proclaim to the mirror, "I! Am! A Writer!" and the mirror will proclaim back, "So! What!"

But no one said being a writer would be easy, nor did anyone say that there would be instant critical accolades followed immediately by financial success. Nor, in fact, did anyone really say that being a writer was such a good idea at all.

But I believe something about art. And about artists.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

English: Literature and Writing

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