New Deborah Eisenberg Story

In a 2010 profileDeborah Eisenberg told us, of her current efforts at writing fiction, “I’m sort of desperately throwing myself against pieces of paper and only coming up with what look like bug smears.” Now, as will shock none of her readers Eisenberg has come up with something considerably more appetizing: a new short story called “Recalculating.” It’s available, free, at the NYRB (!).

is the author of City on Fire and A Field Guide to the North American Family. In 2017, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.

One comment:

  1. “I’m sort of desperately throwing myself against pieces of paper and only coming up with what look like bug smears.”

    It’s humbling to know we all go through this. But even her “bug smears” are probably better than what most people publish.

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