Robert Stone (born August 21, 1937) is an American novelist. His work is characterized by psychological complexity, political concerns, and dark humor. He won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1975 for his novel Dog Soldiers and was once a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. The famous literary critic Harold Bloom considers him one of the best living writers in America.
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''Life is a means of extracting fiction.''Robert Stone (b. 1937), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).
What you're trying to do when you write is to crowd the reader out of his own space and occupy it with yours, in a good cause. You're trying to take over his sensibility and deliver an experience that...Robert Stone (b. 1937), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).