The Freedom of Fiction

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Literature may be weak because it has no real power in the world, but in a way it is the grandest narrative of all, in that it puts ourselves into question with fiction. We challenge ourselves and refuse to take the world as a given. We challenge all correctives of opinion, all appeasements, all fears. Literature is the unafraid form.

Salman Rushdie discusses the importance of fiction at the Frankfurt Book Fair.


Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →