Jennifer Egan on writing fiction amid technological distractions.

Jennifer Egan on Whether Technology Is Ruining Fiction

Jennifer Egan on Whether Technology Is Ruining Fiction

Pointed interviews with Isaac Chotiner.
Oct. 26 2017 7:00 AM

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Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images.

Jennifer Egan is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad and Manhattan Beach. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss what technology might do to fiction writing, how she crafts her novels, and how her conception of American power has changed since 9/11.

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Podcast production by Audrey Dilling.