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2015, 2016 SCWR faculty member Téa Obreht on “Structuring a Novel”  

tigers wife– as interviewed by 2016 SCWR faculty member Erin Harris

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On plot mapping: “If you are writing the right book for you psychologically and emotionally, there is no such thing as a bad map. The only way you can trip yourself up is if you establish a map too early and cleave to it too rigidly. Every draft, even the failed ones–perhaps especially the failed ones–is valuable. They might not be a door you go through, but at least you know to close those doors.” – Téa Obreht

 

tea twoTéa Obreht, National Book Award finalist and winner of the Orange Prize for her debut novel THE TIGER’S WIFE, was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and spent her childhood in Cyprus and Egypt before eventually immigrating to the United States in 1997.

Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35.

 

Erin-Harris-Folio-Photo-3Erin Harris is a literary agent at Folio Literary Management who represents literary and upmarket fiction, narrative non-fiction, and YA.

She represents: 2015 National Book Award Finalist Carla Power, New York Times Editor’s Choice novelist Daniel Levine, Rona Jaffe Award Fiction Winner Natalie Haney Tilghman, historical novelist Jennifer Laam, YA BEA Buzz Panel Author Marie Marquardt, and YA psychological suspense novelist Emiko Jean, among others.

Erin enjoys working with both debut and established authors and is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the New School.


Spring 2016 PODCAST SCHEDULE

 

Lee Child – February 18, 2016 – available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels, on “Creating Momentum” –  CLICK HERE to listen!


Steve Fisher – February 22, 2016 – available now!

Film Agent, APA, on “Assessing Your Book’s Film Potential” – CLICK HERE to listen!


David Ebershoff – February 25, 2016 available now!

#1 international bestselling author of The 19th Wife, on “A Deep Look at Editing” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Kristin Nelson – February 29, 2016 – available now!

Agent, Nelson Literary Agency, on “Query Letters and Loglines” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Robert Goolrick – March 3, 2016  – available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of A Reliable Wife, on “Learning to Take Risks in Your Writing” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Charles F. Adams  – March 7, 2016  – available now!

Editor, Algonquin Books, on “Writing Literary Fiction That Sells” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Jacquelyn Mitchard – March 10, 2016 – available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, on “Creating Heartbreak on the Page” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Jill Marr – March 14, 2016 – available now!

Agent, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, on “What Literary Agents Want” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Lorenzo Carcaterra – March 17, 2016 – available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of Sleepers, screenwriter, producer, on “Keeping the Reader Turning the Page” – Part One – CLICK HERE to listen!


Lorenzo Carcaterra – March 21, 2016 – available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of Sleepers, screenwriter, producer, on “Keeping the Reader Turning the Page” – Part Two – CLICK HERE to listen!


Téa Obreht – March 24, 2016available now!

Award-winning author of The Tiger’s Wife, on “Structuring a Novel” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Jeff Kleinman – March 28, 2016

Agent, Folio Literary Management, on “How to Create Vivid Characters”


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