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Notable Quotable: Manil Suri on being a poet and a mathematician

“On the surface it's very hard to pinpoint how [mathematics and fiction] mesh with each other. But if you dig down a little deeper, we're all human beings and we have a limited amount of tools at our disposal. And I think our minds probably use the same kinds of techniques to solve problems, whether they're narrative problems or mathematical problems.”---Manil Suri

Want to hear more from Manil Suri? You can find our podcast with him here.

Manil Suri is one of several NEA Literature Fellows reading in the NEA Poetry and Prose Pavilion at the 2013 National Book Festival taking place in Washington, DC September 21-22. Visit our News Room for details.


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