Posted on December 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What are authors talking about nowadays? Here are some noteworthy and entertaining answers.

Nobel Prize in Literature winner Jon Fosse delivered his laureate speech yesterday, which the Guardian and The New York Times covered.

Key points were how, had he listened to the early reviewers who dismissed his work, he would have never made it this far; and how his fears that his work glorified suicide were put to rest by the readers who told him that they actually reconsidered acting on those urges.

Debbie Urbanski, similarly, took on something powerful and scary: artificial intelligence.

But in an essay for Literary Hub, the sci-fi writer encourages others to think about the potential for collaboration between humans and technology, rather than viewing them as extreme opponents.

And finally, on a lighter note, author Rumaan Alam chatted with Literary Hub about watching his novel Leave the World Behind become a movie (which you can now stream, by the way).

In particular, he notes how odd it is to see the celebrity crush of your teen years be a star in the adaptation of your book.

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