Eli Horowitz Interview

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UR Chicago interviews McSweeney’s editor Eli Horowitz in anticipation of his appearance at Columbia’s Story Week. Horowitz offers thoughts on publication, his book The Clock Without a Face, Adam Levin bobbleheads, and being inspired by facts.

“Just doing something out of pure imagination is confusing and almost a little scary to me. Having something to hang it on, that’s something I like. I also enjoy the space between the facts or getting the facts a little bit wrong. The ping pong book, for example, implies that ping pong inspired the Cuban Revolution. There are facts to support that, but there’s also a fair bit of speculation involved. I love dancing between the two.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →