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Notable Quotable: Elizabeth McCracken on humor

"Short fiction is like low relief. And if your story has no humor in it, then you're trying to look at something in the pitch dark. With the light of humor, it throws what you're writing into relief so that you can actually see it. Otherwise it's just a dark room, and what you're trying to write about will be invisible to your readers." -- Elizabeth McCracken

Visit our podcast page to listen to the entire interview with Elizabeth McCracken. And if you're in DC, stop by our pavilion at the National Book Festival on Saturday, August 30 to hear from McCracken live. Also in the line-up are former Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Paul Auster, Natasha Wimmer, Richard Rodriguez, and many more! Visit our News Room for the full list of speakers, panels, and information about the first-ever National Book Festival Poetry Slam. 


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