I want to be more expansive. If there are 10 readers out there, let’s assume I’m never going to reach two of them. They’ll never be interested. And let’s say I’ve already got three of them, maybe four. If there’s something in my work that’s making numbers five, six and seven turn off to it, I’d like to figure out what that is. I can’t change who I am and what I do, but maybe there’s a way to reach those good and dedicated readers that the first few books might not have appealed to. I’d like to make a basket big enough that it included them.—George Saunders on reaching readers as quoted in George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year in NY Times Magazine. Oh, and that photo of Saunders playing guitar in 1981. Wow.
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