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Tough love for literature

Episode 415: Aaron Burch

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We’re joined by writer and editor Aaron Burch, whose novel Year of the Buffalo came out in November. Aaron is also a long-time literary editor, having founded Hobart in the early 2000s and, more recently, HAD, which has made “skull collecting” the newest badge of literary coolness. For our reading, Aaron chose Chris Bachelder’s debut novel from 2001, Bear v. Shark, which he remembered loving and wanted to revisit. We talk about what makes a work of fiction feel dated–which may go against conventional wisdom–as well as risk-taking and having fun as a writer. Plus: humor writing of the early internet; what it means to be a literary-world outsider; and why the revision process can often feel neverending.

You can buy Aaron’s new novel here: https://americanbuffalobooks.org/. Or visit his website here: https://www.aaronburch.net/

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