Catherine Lacey sticks it to the reporters and reviewers who assume “novelists are just a blink and a name away from their narrators.” It’s a nice (not to mention important and articulate and kind of sassy) reminder of the project of fiction, and why we all continue to love it so much. Read the whole piece, “A Need to Disappear,” here, at BuzzFeed.
We’re celebrating Catherine’s novel, Nobody Is Ever Missing, next Thursday, 7/24, as part of the Originals Series. You should come! Isaac Fitzgerald will host; we’ll be serving bourbon and beer; Sasha Frere-Jones is doing a DJ set. All you have to do is RSVP.