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Daniel Fischer has a secret. He knows he's a character in a book that's being written. He's the only one who knows, the only one who's aware of the author's presence-but what good does it do Daniel? He's just a minor character. The author seems much more interested in other people's lives. Now Daniel is determined to win a bigger part, and he'll do whatever it takes to get the author's attention and make this story his own.

Suspenseful, subversive, and hilarious, Being Written is an audaciously inventive literary turn that gleefully calls into question who we trust, what we believe, and how the stories of our lives are created.


"[A] promising foray into metafiction...Conescu's light, swift and nicely structured dark comedy puts to the test a character's ability to outwrite his own author. In the end, the author wins."
-- Publishers Weekly

[O]ne of the most impressive and memorable debuts this year....At once experimentally playful and existentially poignant, and both ultra literary and ultra readable.
-- Metro Magazine

"Being Written is a first novel of great charm, imagination, and wit. Conescu is a dextrous storyteller with a gift for wicked twists and a dazzlingly urbane sense of both drama and humor."
-- Zachary Lazar, author of Sway

"You simply can't put this book down once you've picked it up. Being Written is a fast and furious leap into the desperate world of a young man who lies his way into the kind of life he had only imagined and does much worse to stay there."
-- Akhil Sharma, Pen Hemingway Award-winning author of An Obedient Father

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