Nick Gadd's Blog – March 2010 Archive (1)

Roberto Bolano has invented a new genre of crime writing

At the close of his book of essays How Fiction Works, literary critic James Wood writes: "The writer has to act as if the available novelistic methods are continually about to turn into mere convention and so has to outwit that inevitable ageing. The true writer is one who must always be acting as if life were a category beyond anything the novel had yet grasped."

This is as good a notion as any when thinking about Roberto…


Added by Nick Gadd on March 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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