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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Megha Majumdar on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Megha Mejumdar joins Marrie Stone to talk about her debut novel, A Burning. Set in modern day India and told from three distinct points of view, the novel tackles complicated issues of class, justice, the power of social media, and so much more.

Megha talks about her childhood, growing up in India. She also shares her experiences as both writer and editor (she's an associate editor at Catapult). She stresses the importance of keeping creative work private, how to render whole lives with small suggestions and telling scenes, and how these characters' explicit desires made it easier to know them.

As an added bonus, we're asking writers to offer up their favorite writing prompt or exercise. Megha suggests: Write a short story (or poem, or essay, or.....) which includes both something that makes you angry and something that brings you joy. 

Follow Megha on Twitter @MeghaMaj / Instagram @megha.maj.

(Broadcast date: July 29, 2020)

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