Finding Angela Carter:

An Interview with

Biographer 

Edmund Gordon 

 

In a new and insightful biography, The Invention of Angela Carter, author Edmund Gordon looks at the life of this often mythologized writer, while offering astute criticism of her many works. In this interview our web editor Kristin Henley talks to Gordon about the challenges of writing biography and taking on Carter's legacy. 

"She needed to be on the outside, looking in, and she never liked to be associated too closely with any movement or genre, whether it was radical feminism, the 1960s folk revival, or magical realism. She took pains to maintain an individual perspective on the world around her, and freedom was the value she cared most deeply about." READ THE INTERVIEW


 

The Best of Granta: A Conversation with Sigrid Rausing

 

Sigrid Rausing is the editor of Granta magazine and the publisher of Granta Books, along with being a philanthropist, and an author in her own right. In advance of The Center for Fiction's event with the lauded magazine for their 2017 “Best of Young American Novelists” issue, our web editor Kristin Henley talked with Rausing about putting together the issue, the challenges of running the Granta empire, and what Rausing is reading now. 

 

"I think there is astonishing new talent in America. The writing schools help, but also of course it’s such a big country with so many different traditions. We saw several different trends—there is a strong current interest in experimental fiction. Then there is the trend of autobiographical fiction, books that are often short, impressionistic, and intense. There are several ex-military writers, grappling with what they have seen and experienced. Then there are authors who are interested in writing about, and from, particular identies, ethnic and otherwise." READ THE INTERVIEW

 

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The Other Stories
 

The Center is pleased to let you know about a fantastic new podcast, The Other Stories. It's a podcast for new, emerging, and struggling writers. Each episode features a work of fiction read by the author set to an originallly composed soundtrack. Following the reading, host Ilana Masad interviews the writers about their fiction, their work, and their writing lives. 

 

Check out their new episode featuring John Maki and his reading
"The Opposite of Lovesick."

 

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Head over to our Community page to check-out everything our friends around the Center have been up to. There are new books, new stories, and more! visit

 

And check out our 2015 Emerging Writer Fellow t'ai freedom ford's book of poetry, how to get over. Available now!

 


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