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Posts Tagged ‘Tyler McMahon’

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The American Dilemma: An Interview with Tyler McMahon

“As a novelist, my favorite fictional conceit is simply to shove a lot of things into one character’s life. In the case of Jacinto, I made him experience virtually all of the anecdotes I’d read about or heard of—from all over Mexico and the American West.”


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A Bit Like the Ocean: An Interview with Tyler McMahon

“Writing the surfing scenes terrified me. I worried about pushing readers away—writing passages that would only connect to surfers and not to the larger audience. But the bigger concern was just what you describe: the inability to translate such a physical sensation onto the page.”




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