Lionel Shriver’s latest novel The New Republic was released this week. Interview Magazine converses with Shriver about terrorism, disarming with mockery, the cheapness of notoriety, and being a fan versus being the man.
“When you are the man, you may be someone everyone admires and wants to be, but who do you want to be? It’s a state of arrival which is intrinsically unsatisfying. It is without desire. Desire is one of the burning experiences of human life.”