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Friday, February 20, 2015

Maggie Shipstead & Lily King

Novelist Maggie Shipstead, author of Astonish Me, talks with Marrie Stone about the competitive world of ballet, MFA programs, and the importance of place in fiction.  In the second half, Lily King talks about her novel, Euphoria, how to fictionalize true stories, the endings of novels, and how to give strong characters profound weaknesses.

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(Broadcast date: January 14, 2015)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tatjana Soli and Erin Harris on Writers on Writing

Tatjana Soli, author of The Last Good Paradisetalks to Nicole Nelson about the importance of setting in developing a novel, the art of revision, and the writing benefits of a good hike. Then Erin Harris, NYC agent with Folio Lit talks about what kind of work she represents, what catches her eye in a query, and what agents want to see in those all-important first pages.

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[Note: In the Harris interview, there are a couple of very brief phone line blips that resolve quickly.]

(Broadcast date: February 11, 2015)

Friday, February 06, 2015

Miranda July and Adam Langer on Writers on Writing

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett talks with novelists Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and Adam Langer, author of The Salinger Contract about first drafts, revision, metafiction, and more.

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(Broadcast date: Feb. 4, 2015)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Literary Agent Jane Dystel on Writers on Writing

Literary Agent Jane Dystel, founder and president of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, joins Marrie Stone to talk about what makes an effective agent, what to look for in an agent, how to query an agent, what's selling and what's not, how the industry has changed, the importance of platform, how ebooks are saving fiction, and more. 

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(Broadcast date: January 7, 2015)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Meghan Daum and Siri Hustvedt with Nicole Nelson

Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussiontalks with co-host Nicole Nelson about the advantages of going unseen in Los Angeles, her favorite essayists, and writing with humor--including, and perhaps especially--while talking about serious and upsetting things. 

Then novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World, discusses the crucial work of an author to find the emotional truth, the potential benefits of automatic writing, and starting a novel with only a glimmer or "smell" for the story.

Her PEN America workshop is titled "Why One Story and Not Another."

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(Broadcast date: January 21, 2015)