I came across this quote on Fiction Writers Review (which if you don’t know it, is a wonderful resource on the craft of writing). It reminded me of the Truman Capote quote (sometimes attributed to Stephen King, but The New Yorker, anyway, says it’s Capote):
I’d not yet seen the Rushdie quote – sadly, my copy of Enchantress remains on my TBR shelf – but I love it because it is says so well why fiction matters, and why we should keep trying our best to deliver believable lies.
It also reminded me of an Authors@Google presentation by Rushdie that I’d watched when trying to sort out what I would say for my own Authors@Google gig. Needless to say, it was very intimidating! And I learned a lot from it, so am sharing it here. – Meg