On Receiving (and Asking) “Stupid” Questions of an Author


Tim Parks in the NYRB on being asked (and inadvertently, asking) stupid questions of an author at a book festival.

IMHO, there are (almost) no stupid questions that seek to get at the connection between my “real life” and my fiction. There is indeed an absolute continuity between the two. All the same, neither tact nor common sense ever hurt the formulation of such a question. Enjoy!



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