Ask A Genius 240 – The Problem with Personal Heroes
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
July 26, 2017
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Just to take a step back, who are personal heroes for you although you have qualms with those terms?
Rick Rosner: Alright. Well, I don’t know about heroes, but people I am interested in finding more about or reading more of their stuff.
Jacobsen: Like who?
Rosner: Like George Saunders I would say is a hero. He is a guy who is trained as an engineer and then became a writer who addresses a lot of issues of modern life that other people don’t quite get.
The world is discovered. And so, he has rightfully been elevated into one of our great current writers. He’s also personally kind and available. He just seems like a good guy and he is a great writer.
Other writers I like, though their interests don’t always overlap with mine – I mean entirely overlap with mine, so they don’t always write about what I wish they would write about. Stevenson, Charles Strauss, whoever wrote, I forget his name, The Wind-Up Girl.
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen
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