Hatchet Job

May 12, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

Cutting out large chunks of a book is pretty common, but cutting out 200 pages is a little  unusual. While working on his latest novel, Joshua Ferris decided to abandon the elements drawn from crime fiction, which meant he had to toss out a huge portion of his draft. “Now that was a fun day,” he says.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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