It’s a concept novel. It’s the only novel I’ve ever written that has a plot, which is thrilling. I don’t know if I can do it. Those books are incredibly hard to write.
— Zadie Smith on her upcoming science-fiction novel in the London Evening Standard. Yes, you read that correctly, and her quote made me laugh. I have never found her one for plot, and that has been her strength and weakness, IMO. (via cloudunbound)