Our guest for this podcast episode is David Armand. David’s style as a writer has been compared to that of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor. His first novel won the George Garrett Fiction Prize, and he is also a professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and an associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press.
David Armand, publicity photo
David’s book Harlow is one of the best books I have read this year. In our podcast interview, we discuss the book and some of the Southern Gothic and Grit Lit writers who have influenced David. We also talk about what it means to be a writer, the importance of father figures, and other such mysteries.
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- The Vanity Fair cover mentioned in my post-interview editorial. Shailene Woodley was in The Spectacular Now, a film with more than a few similarities to Harlow.
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