Jennifer Egan | The Candy House

Recorded Apr 7, 2022
Direct Download: 20220407-jennife.mp3

In conversation with Ariel Delgado Dixon

Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, “a new classic of American fiction” (Time) that follows an aging punk rocker and his young employee. Her other books of fiction include the National Book Award Finalist Look at Me, the bestselling The Keep, The Invisible Circus, and the historical novel Manhattan Beach, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and The New Yorker, among many other publications. Imagined as a “sibling novel” to A Visit From the Goon Squad, Egan’s new novel conjurs a reality only a few advancements away from our own in which technology will allow users to download and share all their memories.

In Ariel Delgado Dixon’s debut novel Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, two sisters endure a childhood of deprivation in a decaying warehouse and in a wilderness camp where troubled teenage girls are sent as a last resort. Referred to by author Joy Williams as “eventful, complex, admirably structured, relentless, and spooky”, this novel tells a story of trauma and the struggles of family relationships. Delgado Dixon has published writing in Kenyon Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Mississippi Review, and The Greensboro Review, among other periodicals.

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