Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Art of Fiction No. 69

longform:

“In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.”

Unbroken is being adapted to a YA Novel, to be published on Veteran’s Day 2014. Pretty soon, it’ll be on the Silver Screen with none other than the famously talented Angelina Jolie. 
Check it out in Brentwood (While you wait for the Goldfinch). 

Unbroken is being adapted to a YA Novel, to be published on Veteran’s Day 2014. Pretty soon, it’ll be on the Silver Screen with none other than the famously talented Angelina Jolie. 

Check it out in Brentwood (While you wait for the Goldfinch). 

yeahwriters:

I’m about 10% into this book… omg… I think the opening would be traumatic for anyone, but let’s just say that as a New Yorker it made me almost jump off of a bus yesterday before it was my stop because I saw someone who looked fishy (I only didn’t because the doors closed). That may be the most visceral reaction I’ve ever had to a book.
Donna Tartt is a ridiculous writer though, she’s soooo good. I read her debut The Secret History in high school and remains in my top 10. I mean, I can nitpick a couple of her style/storytelling choices that she could have executed differently, but at the end of the day she’s that lightning bolt combination of beautiful, clear writer and super imaginative, original storyteller.
So yeah, go read her. I’d argue she’s one of the best modern storytellers, and a rare bestseller who actually deserves to be there.

Do what she says. Now the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014. 
The GoldFinch - Donna Tartt

yeahwriters:

I’m about 10% into this book… omg… I think the opening would be traumatic for anyone, but let’s just say that as a New Yorker it made me almost jump off of a bus yesterday before it was my stop because I saw someone who looked fishy (I only didn’t because the doors closed). That may be the most visceral reaction I’ve ever had to a book.

Donna Tartt is a ridiculous writer though, she’s soooo good. I read her debut The Secret History in high school and remains in my top 10. I mean, I can nitpick a couple of her style/storytelling choices that she could have executed differently, but at the end of the day she’s that lightning bolt combination of beautiful, clear writer and super imaginative, original storyteller.

So yeah, go read her. I’d argue she’s one of the best modern storytellers, and a rare bestseller who actually deserves to be there.

Do what she says. Now the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014. 

The GoldFinch - Donna Tartt