She: Who are your favorite living North American authors?
Me: DeLillo, McCarthy, Denis Johnson. Those are the three that come to mind.
She: That’s it?
Me: For North Americans, yes. I mostly read works in translation. Or writers who do not write in English.
She: Why is that?
Me: I don’t know for sure but, speaking of North American writers, it seems those who get the most attention or readership aren’t stretching the limits of consciousness. I’ve found that those who write in other languages are. Those are the types of writers I most enjoy reading. I suppose that is the type of writer I am.
She: How about European writers who write in English?
Me: How about them? The same idea applies. Of course there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of writers I have yet to discover. I cannot speak for them. I cannot speak for anyone.
She: So what does that say about writers who write in English?
Me: I don’t know.