The Book of Other People

Author(s): Zadie Smith (ed.)

Literary Fiction

A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight "realism"-if such a thing exists-is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: Aleksandar Hemon Nick Hornby Hari Kunzru Toby Litt David Mitchell George Saunders Colm Tóibín Chris Ware, and more Read Zadie Smith's newest novel, Swing Time. 


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143052357
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : November 2007
  • : .77 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Zadie Smith (ed.)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 320