"/> Cheap Wine, Plastic Chairs: George Saunders at Greenlight Books — The Airship
By Kate Gavino
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Are you planning on ever writing a novel?

That's a horrible question. I have, but they just shrink. There's that Flannery O'Connor bit that a writer can choose what they want to write, but they can't choose what makes a living. For me, if I get into any kind of space where I try to extend a narrative or try to accrue pages, that's the end of it for me. I think my stories are kind of like those little toys that you wind up and see how long it takes to go under the couch. I think what we have to do is petition for the definition of the novel to come down a little bit.