…how much I adore Karen Joy Fowler? Great interview with her over at the Shirley Jackson Awards blog about her devastating short story "The Pelican Bar":
Although I traffic in the strange, I don't think of myself as leaving the real world behind when I do so. I think that I’m acknowledging how bizarre and unlikely the real world is. I'm a political person, not a spiritual one. I don't believe in magic or ghosts or gods or the power of positive thinking. I believe that Elvis is dead. I'm not happy about it, but there it is. But what I believe most of all is that the world will always exceed our ability to understand it.
Read the whole thing.