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Podcast: How an idea became a book with Jennifer Egan

July 17, 2018

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This week Cheryl is joined by Jennifer Egan, to discuss her latest book Manhattan Beach – a historical novel based on the shore of Manhattan Beach. Together they talk about the drafting process of writing a book, and Jennifer’s quirky habit of writing her fiction by hand.

Podcast guest: Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is the author of several novels and a short story collection. Her 2010 novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times book prize. Also a journalist, she has written frequently in the New York Times Magazine. Her new novel, Manhattan Beach, became an instant New York Times bestseller. It has been awarded the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. In March 2018, she was named the new President of PEN America.


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Duration: 41 minutes


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