Julie Schumacher talks with Ethan Rutherford about her new novel, Dear Committee Members.
Julie Schumacher joins us to celebrate her first novel for adults since her critically acclaimed The Body Is Made of Water. Dear Committee Members is the story of Jason Fitger, a beleaguered professor of creative writing at the undistinguished Payne University. Readers meet him through a series of letters of recommendation he is continuously writing, which end up telling the story of Jason's life. Julie Schumacher reinvigorates the epistolary novel with wit and philosophically acute humor, leading Ann Beattie to compare Dear Committee Members to David Markson's Wittgenstein’s Mistress.
Julie is joined for the evening by Ethan Rutherford, author of The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories.