Ali Smith: Style vs content? Novelists should approach their art with an eye to what the story asks. Point 1: "What's it all about?
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Fiction's unsolved mysteries. But what was the crime?
Anthony Perkins as Josef K in Orson Welles's film of The Trial. Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive A potential publisher, cordially refusing a novel synopsis of mine in the 1990s, told me: "Readers don't like unsolved mysteries. They prefer things to be wrapped up. " I really don't agree.