Stranger than Fiction

August 1, 2013 | 1

We’ve traced how Stoner became a bestseller in Europe, but I took a closer look at where the book started, The University of Missouri, for Vox Magazine. As it turns out, John Williams found inspiration in some real faculty rivalries.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

One comment:

  1. I just finished reading Stoner, after having become interested in it from articles here. Gotta say: didn’t do a whole lot for me.

    It’s possible I’m a philistine. I’m definitely not an academic (any more).

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