Paper Radio. Stories that talk. A creative audio fiction and non-fiction podcast from Australia and New Zealand.
Jonathan Franzen reads Veronica Geng’s “Love Trouble Is My Business” and Ian Frazier’s “Coyote v. Acme” and discusses them with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Writing Fiction vs Non-Fiction — When you read a piece of nonfiction, you naturally expect that you’re reading the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Right? So how would you feel if you found out that theauthor of an essay you’re reading was taking certain liberties with the facts to make the piece more captivating?
Russian/American scientist and author, Isaac Asimov, once wrote: Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today — but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.