Angela Watrous earned her MFA in prose at the University of Michigan. She’s from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she attended Mills College. Before moving to the Midwest Coast, she spent a decade working as a freelance writer and developmental book editor. The author of five nonfiction books, she’s currently working on a story collection, a memoir, and a novel, not always in that order. The story collections she keeps returning to as a writer and a human are Amy Bloom’s Come to Me, Julie Orringer’s How to Breathe Underwater, and Jon Raymond’s Livability.
Yiyun Li (Gold Boy, Emerald Girl) discusses with Angela Watrous what it means to be an American writer; the elusive process of revision; the art of transforming stories into screenplays; and the act of talking aloud to famous dead writers.
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