Writers and storytellers as a whole are curators of our common humanity. This is difficult because we curate not just the good, but also the bad, the totality that makes us beautiful. That and surrendering your ego to the story so it finds its way in spite of your limitations.
Chris Abani (The Secret History of Las Vegas) answers the PEN Ten for PEN American Center http://www.pen.org/interview/pen-ten-chris-abani#sthash.yjWkv0ty.dpuf (via luxlotus)