Chris Cander, novelist
Chris Cander opens our all-female Season 3 of F***ing Shakespeare with a lovely conversation about witnessing magic in the every day, and how learning to really notice is the only rule she knows how to follow in crafting stories. We talk about adverbs and bull riding. And we discuss her publishing journey which sounds more like the world’s meanest conceived prank for a writer than something that actually ends happily. But happily it does, lending hope and the admonition to never give up to us all.
Buy Cander’s beautiful, new book The Weight of a Piano here.
Also, join us at Christ Church Cathedral, Jan 22 @ 7 PM for her incredible book launch event. More details here.
Suggested Reads & Honorable Mentions:
Full context of Chris’ story about sitting on the plane next to someone reading her book here.
Haruki Murakami’s Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
anything by Charles Baxter or Annie Proulx
Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers
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