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JAMES WOOD is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a visiting lecturer at Harvard. He is the author of two essay collections, The Broken Estate and The Irresponsible Self, and a novel, The Book Against God.

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"How Fiction Works should delight and enlighten practicing novelists, would-be novelists, and all passionate readers of fiction. . . . Enchanting." --The Economist "Wood's enthusiasm is glorious . . . a delight. . . . The pleasure in this book lies in watching Wood read." --Time "An articulate reminder of the framework that is essential to constructing a lasting work of the imagination." --The Miami Herald "Wood is among the few contemporary writers of great consequence. . . . Reading Wood, no matter the book under review, provides enormous pleasure." --Los Angeles Times "A fiercely committed critic and consummate stylist." --John Banville, The New York Review of Books "A perceptive and graceful essay which almost anybody who's interested in books could read . . . Well worth reading." --The Sunday Times (UK) How Fiction Works should delight and enlighten practicing novelists, would-be novelists, and all passionate readers of fiction. . . . Enchanting. The Economist Wood's enthusiasm is glorious . . . a delight. . . . The pleasure in this book lies in watching Wood read. Time An articulate reminder of the framework that is essential to constructing a lasting work of the imagination. The Miami Herald Wood is among the few contemporary writers of great consequence. . . . Reading Wood, no matter the book under review, provides enormous pleasure. Los Angeles Times A fiercely committed critic and consummate stylist. John Banville, The New York Review of Books A perceptive and graceful essay which almost anybody who's interested in books could read . . . Well worth reading. The Sunday Times (UK) " "How Fiction Works" should delight and enlighten practicing novelists, would-be novelists, and all passionate readers of fiction. . . . Enchanting. "The Economist" Wood's enthusiasm is glorious . . . a delight. . . . The pleasure in this book lies in watching Wood read. "Time" An articulate reminder of the framework that is essential to constructing a lasting work of the imagination. "The Miami Herald" Wood is among the few contemporary writers of great consequence. . . . Reading Wood, no matter the book under review, provides enormous pleasure. "Los Angeles Times" A fiercely committed critic and consummate stylist. "John Banville, The New York Review of Books" A perceptive and graceful essay which almost anybody who's interested in books could read . . . Well worth reading. "The Sunday Times (UK)"" ""How Fiction Works" should delight and enlighten practicing novelists, would-be novelists, and all passionate readers of fiction. . . . Enchanting."-"-The Economist " "Wood's enthusiasm is glorious . . . a delight. . . . The pleasure in this book lies in watching Wood read."--"Time " "An articulate reminder of the framework that is essential to constructing a lasting work of the imagination."--"The Miami Herald " "Wood is among the few contemporary writers of great consequence. . . . Reading Wood, no matter the book under review, provides enormous pleasure."--"Los Angeles Times ""A fiercely committed critic and consummate stylist."--John Banville, "The New York Review of Books" "A perceptive and graceful essay which almost anybody who's interested in books could read . . . Well worth reading."--"The Sunday Times "(UK) "Enchanting . . . should delight and enlighten practicing novelists, would-be novelists, and all passionate readers of fiction."--"The Economist ""A delight . . . the pleasure in this book lies in watching Wood read."--"Time " "An articulate reminder of the framework that is essential to constructing a lasting work of the imagination."--"The Miami Herald " "Wood is among the few contemporary writers of great consequence. . . . Reading Wood, no matter the book under review, provides enormous pleasure."--"Los Angeles Times " "A perceptive and graceful essay which almost anybody who's interested in books could read . . . Well worth reading."--"The Sunday Times "(UK)

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