In this month’s podcast, E.J. Levy talks with Meghan Pipe about adding the texture of life to fiction, the “disciplined passivity” of following your characters, and the joy of finding a home in other genres
E.J. Levy’s debut story collection, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award and was released in French in 2015. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Best American Essays, and the New York Times, and won a Pushcart Prize. She is at work on a novel set in Cape Town.
Meghan Pipe grew up as a person, generally, in New York and as a writer, specifically, in Minnesota—two places she still considers home. Right now, though, she lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she is an MFA candidate in fiction at Colorado State University. She’s at work on a novel in stories. Other literary pursuits include teaching online with the Loft Literary Center, reading and editing for Paper Darts, and serving as an editorial assistant at the Colorado Review.