Episode 11: Julie Buntin and Gabe Habash
Julie Buntin is from northern Michigan. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, O, The Oprah Magazine, Slate, Electric Literature, and One Teen Story, among other publications. She teaches fiction writing at Marymount Manhattan College and is the director of writing programs at Catapult. Gabe Habash is the fiction reviews editor for Publishers Weekly. He holds an MFA from New York University. They live in New York.
Discussed In This Episode
First person, third person and "unearned wisdom." First experiences, destructive teenage behavior and tracing the contours of big feelings. Families in upheaval. Female friendships. "It's your first truly intense passionate relationship." Rejecting cover designs and resisting the notion that women's literature is less serious. Starting with voice. "I was drawn to what kind of person would commit to something that's so demanding and unforgiving." Walking the line of character likability. Fragmented structure as psychological mirror. Sharing writing space. Binge writing and writing after work. How writers do money. Day jobs. Marrying another writer.
Marlena, Julie Buntin
Stephen Florida, Gabe Habash
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, Lorrie Moore
A Season on the Mat, Nolan Zavoral
Foxcatcher, Mark Schultz and David Thomas
Sea of Hooks, Lindsay Hill
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