25 years

by Matt Ruff on December 31, 2013

fool1stcovI let the actual anniversary slip by unnoticed, but 2013 was my twenty-fifth year as a published novelist.

When you’ve always known what you want to do with your life, and you’re fortunate enough to actually be able to do it, there’s a tendency in hindsight to think of the breaks you got as inevitable. It’s not true, of course. I’ve been very, very lucky and I know it.

So as the sun sets on 2013, I want to say thank you to everybody who helped me get this far, most notably my parents, my wife Lisa, my teacher and mentor Alison Lurie, my agent Melanie Jackson, my publishers and editors, and of course my readers.

Thanks, guys. And have a great 2014.

dersk January 8, 2014 at 5:42 am

Graduated in ’90, and wore our my copy of FOtH like every other Cornellian my year. I’m really glad to have (re)discovered your work this past year, and I’m looking forward to more and more over the years…

Cheers,
Derek

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