LOTF 18: Julia Fine On Writing Her Debut, Feminine Desire, and Finding an Agent

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In this episode we’re chatting with author Julia Fine. We talked about her new novel in episode 16 and we are so excited to have her on the show. A little about Julia: Her debut What Should Be Wild is out now from Harper Books. She earned her MFA at Columbia College Chicago, and has taught writing at Columbia College and DePaul University. She's currently living in Chicago with her family, hard at work on both her second novel and her one year-old son.

Julia's process of writing What Should Be Wild's from initial idea to publications

Advice on finding an agentJulia's agent: Stephanie Delman with Greenburger AssociatesQuery Tracker

Getting an MFA; what that experience was likeAudrey NiffeneggerThe Time Traveler's WifeHer Fearful Symmetry

What Should Be Wild: the pitch, the (pretty spoiler-free story), influencesFrom the Beast to the Blonde by Marina WarnerWe Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley JacksonThe Hidden Life of Trees by Peter WohllebenDoris LessingThe Fifth ChildThe Golden Notebook

The unique challenges that face women in this cultureLauren Groff Quote

Getting those blurbs!Josh MalermanLeni ZumasAudrey NiffeneggerAnnie Hartnett

Advice to early career writersAugustus Rose

Classic book Julia doesn't plan to read

What super power would Julia choose?

Find Julia: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

45 episodes