The 10th anniversary edition of the canonical How Fiction Works will include a new introduction and writers Mr. Woods has discussed between 2006 and 2017. These include Alejandro Zambra, Lydia Davis, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Elena Ferrante, and Teju Cole. In turn, the expanded edition will become more international and diverse, featuring more women and non-white writers. An additional chapter will be added on form/plot, which was a topic not discussed in the original publication. Finally, in response to the book being seen as a manifesto for literary realism, James Wood will be modifying his arguments to explore–rather than defend–the question of realism in the novel.