McCall-Smith on Reader Expectations

The Wall Street Journal recently published an essay by Alexander McCall-Smith about “the intense personal relationships readers form with characters and the ways that complicates the lives of authors.” McCall-Smith ought to know whereof he speaks: he’s written more than 60 novels, including the popular “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series that was recently made into a cable television film.

Read the essay, entitled “Lost in Fiction.”

Contributed by Ponce Library staffer Leticia Stinson

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