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Joanna Scott

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Joanna Scott

Joanna Scott is a fiction writer. Among her many books are Arrogance, The Manikin and, most recently, Follow Me. Her next novel, The Gilt Cabinet, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


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For all the ways it is rife with tenderness, fury and ugliness, William Faulkner’s fiction is stubbornly persistent in its artistry.

The recently discovered photographs of Vivian Maier are tantalizing works of artistry and ambition.

In Life Sentences, William Gass shows that consciousness needs to be stressed to be strengthened.

Remembering David Markson (1927–2010), whose playful novels pushed storytelling to the edge of understanding.

J.M. Coetzee's Summertime and the fictions of self-deception.

A reconsideration of the fictive truths behind a storyteller's many masks.

The nonsensical funhouse of Donald Barthelme's fiction celebrates the cosmic joke of life and the pathos of grappling with it.