Dana Kletter received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she received Hopwood awards for short fiction and novel and taught all manner of writing. She will be a Stegner Fellow at Stanford beginning September 2010. Dana spent 17 years as a professional musician, composing, recording, touring and performing throughout the U.S. and U.K. Her writing can be found in Michigan Quarterly Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Phoenix, and The Independent. She is currently working on everything she hasn’t finished yet. In times of trouble she turns to William Maxwell’s They Came Like Swallows, the poems of Anna Akhmatova, and Isaac Babel’s Odessa Tales. Visit her website on Myspace.
Dana Kletter sits down to talk with famed fiction writer Allan Gurganus. Their conversation ranges from sexuality to southerness, from his affinity for the 19th century to how reading the work of fellow writers can be a shaping force in one’s fiction, from gardening between paragraphs to Halloween political activism, and plenty more about teaching and the craft of writing.
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