Due to rights issues, the audio of this interview is not available online. Please contact San Diego State University, Special Collections and Archives if you wish to be granted access to the original audio. Raymond Federman takes questions from a class at San Diego State University. He explains the process involved in writing his novel The Voice in the Closet. He discusses how all of life is fiction and the seeking out the answer to the question of why we are here. Federman explains his goal is to make people read the language and that he is less interested in story. Federman talks about his use of language and humor in The Voice in the Closet and then reads a passage from the book. Some of the questions and answers appear in edited form on pages 127 to 151 of Anything Can Happen: Interviews with Contemporary American Novelists, ed. Tom LeClair and Larry McCaffery, University of Illinois Press, 1983.