Jim Shepard interview
Jim is interviewed at The National Book Foundation as part of being a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award.
"The role of the fiction writer is I suppose to tell as compelling and important stories as he or she can. And those stories should help us dismantle and reassemble our sense of ourselves. What's nice about the National Book Award is the valiant work it does trying to remind a culture at large that seems less and less interested in reading fiction and poetry that educating us about our emotions is something that's more, and not less, important given the state of our national discourse right now."
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