Shortly after Karen Joy Fowler’s 2014 Winter Words appearance with Carole DeSanti, her acclaimed novel, We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, won the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was also short-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of three short story collections and six novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Jane Austen Book Club (2005). Fowler’s previous novel, Sister Noon (2002), was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and her short story collections, Black Glass and What I Didn’t See, won World Fantasy Awards in 1999 and 2011. The New York Times Book Review praises her voice as “robust, sly, witty, elegant, unexpected and never boring.” Fowler’s latest novel, We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, was published to wide acclaim in 2013.
Aspen Public Radio interviewed Karen on First Draft, a program that highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft and the literary arts.
Below is a video recording of Karen Joy Fowler’s Winter Words appearance with Carole DeSanti. Jump to 13:50 to view Karen’s reading.
Aspen 82 did a video interview with Karen, where she discusses the “big secret” in We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, as well as the difference between writing a novel and a short story.
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