Or at least they are in the latest issue of PEN America. From the editors:

In the latest issue of PEN America, we wanted to explore how writers encounter and examine the fictional topographies of their lives. Forrest Gander, Billy Collins, and Susan Bernofsky, among many others contributed original pieces to our forum. Also featured in this issue are conversations with Amélie Nothomb, Dale Peck, Abdellah Taïa, and Buket Uzuner. Plus poetry, fiction, essays, drama, and graphic narratives from around the world. PEN America 15: Maps is due out soon, and we’ll be posting excerpts online over the coming weeks.

We'll let you know when this one drops!

Originally Published: February 16th, 2012