Jessica Cohen is longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for her translation of David Grossman’s A Horse Walk Into a Bar.
Words Without Borders (WWB): What drew you to the work of your writer?
Jessica Cohen: My literary translation career was still quite new (I had translated only one book) when I was offered the opportunity to translate David Grossman, and needless to say, I was a little stunned and extremely flattered. He was already one of...
Fiction writing is any kind of writing that is not factual. Fictional writing most often takes the form of a story meant to convey an author's point of view or simply to entertain. The result of this may be a short story, novel, novella, screenplay, or drama, which are all types (though not the only types) of fictional writing styles.