‘Everything Is Fiction’

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In 2012 Granta published a short story by Keith Ridgway called “The Spectacular.” Its narrator, Clive Drayton, is—as Ridgway has acknowledged—a literary novelist not unlike himself. “The books I write are well reviewed,” Clive tells us. “Nobody buys them.” He therefore decides to abandon his unprofitable high-mindedness and, by writing “simply, easily, clearly,” produce a […]

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