Quotation of the Week: Geraldine Brooks

“Foreign countries exist.”
–Geraldine Brooks

Extracting from Edward Nawotka’s recent Publishing Perspectives post, I discern that the introduction to the next volume of Best American Short Stories, which was edited by Geraldine Brooks, “notes a surprising parochialism in the stories” that Brooks reviewed in preparing the book.

Being me, I couldn’t help but reflect on some similar sentiments I’ve experienced (and expressed) along the way of my writing practice.