is the author of several acclaimed books including Screen Tests, Heroines, and Green Girl. She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. The above excerpt is from her latest novel, F, published this month by Riverhead.
DriftsBy Kate Zambreno
For some time, I have been interested in the writing one is doing when one is not writing. I email often throughout the day with Anna, a more successful writer, living in a different city. We have both been under contract for our respective novels for several years. Art is time, Anna writes me, a novel especially, it must be slow; it must take the time it needs.