Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, Associate Professor of English at John Brown University, is currently preparing the unfinished manuscript of Flannery O’Connor’s last novel for publication. In this episode, Jonathan and Jessica geek out about Flannery O’Connor, exchange strategies for balancing academic writing and fiction, and discuss how reading poetry has made Jessica a better writer.
Writers who make Jessica Hooten Wilson want to write:
- Gina Ochsner (The Necessary Grace to Fall)
- Michael O’Brien (Father Elijah)
- Leif Enger (Virgil Wander)
- Flannery O’Connor (of course)