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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 33: Nathan Hill

Nathan Hill’s debut novel The Nix was named the #1 book of the year by Audible and Entertainment Weekly, as well as one of the year’s best books by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Slate, Amazon, and many others. Hill’s short stories have been published in The Iowa Review, Agni, The Gettysburg Review, The Denver Quarterly, and Fiction, which awarded him its annual Fiction Prize. On this episode, he discusses his career trajectory, meeting John Irving, and how to maintain humor in his writing.

Further Reading:

Nathan’s Website
The Nix
Nathan’s Facebook
Nathan’s Twitter

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 32: Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett is an Irish short story writer and the author of the critically acclaimed Young Skins. He’s won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, The Guardian First Book Award, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Stinging Fly. In 2015, he was named a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35.” He chats with us about his career, writing short stories, and the unconscious.

Further Reading:

Young Skins
Colin’s Twitter

The Facts:
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Bonus: Alyssa Cowit & Greg Dunbar of Live From Snack Time

Alyssa Cowit teaches at an elementary school in New York City. In May 2015, she started the Instagram account Live from Snack Time with Greg Dunbar, a digital marketing manager with Walt Disney Studios. Together they have grown Live from Snack Time to a huge success with kudos from the media-elite. This week we chat about how.

Further Reading:

I Did My Homework in My Head
Live From Snack Time Website
Live From Snack Time Instagram
Live From Snack Time Facebook
Live From Snack Time Twitter
Greg’s Twitter

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 31: Corinne Fisher

Corinne Fisher is a stand-up comedian, writer & actor. She co-hosts the wildly popular Guys We F**cked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast with Krystyna Hutchinson, which now boasts a million+ listeners worldwide. Their book, FUCKED, will be published in October.

Further Reading:

Corinne’s Website
Guys We Fucked
Fucked (the book)
Sorry About Last Night
Corinne’s Twitter
Corinne’s Instagram

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 30: Lillian Cunningham

Lillian Cunningham is the editor of the Washington Post’s On Leadership section and host of the popular Presidential podcast. She sat down with us to chat about writing, producing and hosting a poiltical podcast during the 2016 election, what comes next, and the presidency of Chester Arthur, America’s most forgotten president.

Further Reading:

Lillian’s Twitter
Lillian’s writing in the Washington Post
Presidential

The Facts:
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