Jerome Klinkowitz takes questions from Larry McCaffery’s graduate students. Klinkowitz discusses the humor in the writers included in his book The Life of Fiction, most especially Kurt Vonnegut. Klinkowitz addresses the lack of female writers in his book, noting that in contemporary culture, female writers are called upon to write more socially conscious novels rather than the more personal ones written by the writers included in his book. He discusses several female writers he considered including and the reasons why, in the end, they were not included in the book. Klinkowitz discusses the use of language among the writers featured in his book.