The magazine also collects Sebald’s maxims on writing as recorded by two of his former students. They include:
Fiction should have a ghostlike presence
in it somewhere, something omniscient.
It makes it a different reality.
Some of them, however, are better than others:
Characters need details that will anchor
themselves in your mind.
Also worth your time is the article in which four translators discuss "the world’s second-oldest profession."