The Archives: Susan Sontag

“It is difficult, as you know, to create interest in new writers.” -FSG letter introducing Susan Sontag’s first book, 1963

FSG has published Susan Sontag since her debut novel The Benefactor. Here are a few selections from an archive of almost fifty years of material. Note the pitch-perfect location for the Volcano Lover publication party, and the lines from the teenage Sontag’s diary on the back of At the Same Time.

Audio: Sontag at the Prague Writer’s Festival in 2000 with Robert Stone and William Styron

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© Prague Writers’ Festival, 2000