Conversation: Author Charles Baxter

Conversation: Author Charles Baxter
Writer Charles Baxter’s characters often seem ordinary until a chance encounter, persistent nagging or tilt in their world order pushes them to make feverish decisions. “I’m interested in a certain personality type who fits the short story very well,” says Baxter. “Characters who tend to be impulsive fit very well in short stories. You don’t have to tell the reader very much about their past …

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