William T. Vollmann is a literary chameleon; prior to Last Stories and Other Stories (Viking), he produced an array of nonfiction works: including a collection of transgender self-portraits and a deeply researched study of the Imperial Valley. It is as if he adopts an identity to match each project: in turns journalist, adventure seeker, and fiction writer. Who is William T. Vollmann? And where does he feel his life's work is going?
Read an excerpt from Last Stories and Other Stories.