Marian PALAIA

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  • A Conversation with Marian Palaia

    Can you tell us about your inspiration for The Given World? What were the novel’s origins? How did you begin? I wrote one chapter of the book (“Girl, Three Speeds, Pretty Good Brakes”) years ago as a standalone short story, about a girl in a gas station who was missing her brother and a good part of “whatever it is that centers us.” In 2010 I went back to school to get my MFA at Madison, and during the first semester, while working with... Read More

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