Seeking Recognition


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.”

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