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The Habit Podcast, Episode 14: Jessica Hooten Wilson

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers interviews Jessica Hooten Wilson, who is currently working on bringing to life an unfinished novel by Flannery O’Connor.

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:

  1. Gina Ochsner (The Necessary Grace to Fall)

  2. Michael O’Brien (Father Elijah)

  3. Leif Enger (Virgil Wander)

  4. Flannery O’Connor (of course)

Click here to listen to Episode 14 of The Habit Podcast.

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