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Episode 44: Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper

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This week we welcome back Justin St. Germain, author of the memoir Son of a Gun (click on that link to buy his book from Powell’s) and picker of this week’s book, a novel that’s largely about writing a novel, and which lots of smart people have called genius. We talk about metafiction, audience, and the sorts of books that can bring on writerly paralysis.


Thanks to everyone who came out to the Barrelhouse Conversations and Connections writing conference this past weekend in Philadelphia. It was great to meet lots of new people and see so many familiar faces. If you missed the conference, we’ll be doing it again in the spring in Washington, D.C., so stay tuned for that.

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Author: mikeingram25

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One thought on “Episode 44: Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper

  1. A story about stories/writing with characters opposed to an omnipotent author with heavy experimentation with format and metafiction? Sounds like Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck.

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