Clarion Write-a-Thon Writer
My father was a great believer in our animal natures. He was far less likely to anthropomorphize Fern than to animalize me. Not just me, but you, too -- all of us together, I'm afraid. He didn't believe animals could think, not in the way he defined the term, but he wasn't much impressed with human thinking either. He referred to the human brain as a clown car parked between our ears.
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of five novels and three short story collections. Her first novel, Sarah Canary, won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian; her third, Sister Noon, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner; and The Jane Austen Book Club was a New York Times bestseller. She has two Nebulas for short fiction, one being for the title story in a new collection, What I Didn't See. Another story, "The Pelican Bar," recently won the Shirley Jackson and the World Fantasy Award.
Sarah Canary, Sister Noon, The Jane Austen Book Club, What I Didn't See
I'm fond of historical settings and peripheral characters. I like to digress.
I need to finish a short story to take to the Sycamore Hill workshop. I have only a short amount of time for that and have not yet started. Making it exciting!
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