This week on the Oddcast, the wonderful novelist and short story writer Karen Joy Fowler, author of works such as The Jane Austen Book Club and the PEN/Faulkner Award winning novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, discusses her writing career, how and why she came to literature of the fantastic first, a writing process of creating the outline last, and wisdom received from other authors she has known. A great, delightful interview with the amazing Ms. Fowler.
My longtime pal, fellow Liars Club member, and wonderful writer, Kelly Simmons invades the Oddcast this week to talk about her new book, about how Nantucket inspired it, and how to persevere with your writing even during those times when you can’t buy a vowel.
Last night’s reading at the KGB Bar was a terrific good time for me. I thank Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel for arranging this; people like Rick Bowes and John Kwok for being on hand (and Liz Gorinsky–Happy Hugo night, Liz!); but most of all, the pleasure of reading alongside Rajan Khanna, whose previous two books I will now perforce go out and find. I took just one shot of Raj reading, but it turned out nice and impressionistic…as if Edward Hopper painted it. (Hope Elizabeth likes it, too.)