Fiction And Autobiography Collide In 'The Minor Outsider'

"There is a Russian-roulette effect to the storytelling that will keep readers turning the page … impressive, focusing on life7;s contradictions and absurdities." 2; Irish Times The Minor Outsider The following are highlights from the conversation with Ted McDermott. For the full conversation, click the audio link above or subscribe to podcast. Sarah Aronson: Do you think there’s a way writers mask their authenticity with their words? Ted McDermott: Well, I think that there’s a lot of out there that is just not autobiographical in any way, and I think that’s great, but for me, I’m more interested in writing that is and that connects to reality in ways that are both direct and really fraught and messy. I just am kind of drawn to that. So I guess I would say that writers don’t really hide their words so much as that use language to turn life into something that is manipulable and examinable and kind of something that can hold in their hands … long it take for you to the book? I wrote the book kind of gradually as a series of short . I wrote it […]

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