Category: debut book

“Maybe every debut book is a mystery to its author—maybe every book after that is too. Writing tends to be messy and ongoing work, tracking as it does alongside life. It’s not finite, so maybe there is something inherently alien to writers about ‘finished’ products. The book is done, bound, closed—I can’t pry it back open and recover its secrets. I put them in there, between the covers, so they would be safe in there, perhaps even from me.”

Jayson Greene, in “The New Nonfiction 2019″ in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine