Highbrow Fanfic: It Should Be A Thing


If a book is any good, there is usually a supporting character living inside of it that you’d like to learn more about. Maybe it’s the dialogue they provide, their juicy backstory, or their consequential antics, but you can tell they’d lead an interesting fictional life—one worth writing about.

In an open-ended list, Edan Lepucki looks at 5 characters who don’t get enough page-time and deserve their own spinoffs.

What people from your literary past do you wish you could spend more time with?

Tara Landers graduates in December from UC Berkeley with degrees in Media Studies and Art History. With vague plans of working for a human rights organization in the future, she currently writes content for a mobile app that makes ordering bottle service more convenient. More from this author →