Alan Jacobs


NYT: What’s an example of when a publisher or someone else in the [publishing] business disagreed with you and they turned out to be right?

Andrew Wylie: I don’t think that’s ever happened.

And then, later in the interview, Wylie answers a question witth a question:

Wylie: What are your goals?

NYT: To matter in the culture?

Wylie: No. Absolutely not. Who gives a [expletive]? You want to matter in this culture? Not me.

He’s a massive jerk, but boy is he right about that last thing.