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Writers Ask: Katherine Hill

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This week we’re welcoming back our friend Katherine Hill, author of the novel The Violet Hour, out this year from Scribner and endorsed by Oprah! Katherine helps us answer questions about low-residency MFA programs (she went to Bennington) and working a writing-related job while trying to write a novel.


We also talk about YA novels, perpetual adolescence, lightning strikes on Amtrak trains, offensive mascots, Philly vs. Princeton, and why we can’t get more ladies to join us in Tom’s basement.

Please help support the show by clicking on any of the Powell’s links on our page–including the cover image of Katherine’s book above. If you use our site to get to theirs, Powell’s will donate a percentage of any money you spend to our show, helping us keep the metaphorical (and literal) lights on. We’re also gearing up for our annual fund drive, kind of like NPR but with much lower stakes. So get ready for that. We promise not to be too annoying.

As always, you can download the episode here on our site, or stream it by clicking on the little player thingy below. Or check us out in the iTunes store, where you can subscribe (for free) and never miss another episode. Thanks for listening!


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