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Flipbook: "Culture"


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Every few weeks, we launch a new Fiction Writers Review “Flipbook.” During the past two and a half years, we’ve featured more than 50 interviews with authors established and emerging. They’ve had such valuable insights into the writing life—from thoughts on process and craft to ideas about community and influence—that we wanted to find a way to further these conversations within our community. Each Flipbook highlights some of the very best of the conversations on our site, centered around a particular topic.

Our latest Flipbook is now up on the FWR Facebook page, with an exclusive slide right here on the blog.

This Flipbook’s theme is “Culture”, featuring reflections from Marie Mockett, Ron Carlson, Joshua Furst, Peter Selgin, and Yiyun Li. Flip through, share with your friends and fellow writers, and most of all, enjoy!

We’re also hoping that you’ll add your voice. Let us know how you approach research for a new project, or pass on favorite quotes from writers on the subject.

Here’s an exclusive slide from Allan Gurganus. Head over to our Facebook page for the rest of this album.

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[Click here for the rest of the “Work of Writing” Flipbook!]

Allan Gurganus is the author of many works of fiction, including a collection of stories and novellas, White People, and the bestselling novel Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, which spent eight months on the New York Times bestseller list, was been translated into twelve languages, and has sold over two million copies. His stories have honored by the O’Henry Prize Stories, Best American Stories The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and Best New Stories of the South.

The full interview containing this excerpted Flipbook page was originally published at Fiction Writers Review and can be read by clicking here: The Landscape of Fiction: An Interview with Allan Gurganus.


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