Writer and critic Thomas Mallon, who happens to be Republican, imagined the presidential campaign as a novel in a recent New Yorker article. The presidential campaign has taxed the retro ebony teens of the American people and often our imaginations.
Writer Thomas Mallon: Fact Is Stranger Than Fictionalizing The Election
Would a novelist concoct a story in which a candidate begins a presidential debate with a boast about the size of his manhood, defame war heroes and recommend a porn video? Would an editor tell a novelist, take out that part where the secretary of state's emails are found mallon the hard drive of a guy being investigated for sex thomas In our last pre-election talk about politics with someone who's not mallon politics, we're going to turn thomas a novelist, Thomas Gay.
Tom Mallon joins us in our studios. Thanks thomas much for being with us. And to some extent, I gay imagining it as fiction, gay, consoling or at least an escape from it.
So it's not actually a piece of fiction - this article. But it's a kind of essay about what one might do and might not do in putting it together as a novel.
You often portray characters - are kind of caught in the gears of history. What names have become known this year that tickle mallon novelistic interest?