Recommended reading: new fiction from Zadie Smith in the New Yorker, “Escape from New York.”
At the Guardian, Brian Dillon writes about great creative minds who had fertile imaginations for the maladies that befell them.
It’s a source of hair-pulling anxiety for artists of all kinds: how can you hold down a day job yet commit yourself to your art? It’s undoubtedly possible, but it’s daunting enough that apprentice writers often need advice on how to do it. Herewith, six artists (including writers Catherine Lacey and Shane Jones) explain how they pull it off. Related: Cathy Day on making a living as a writer.