Our guest today is Danielle Evans, author of The Stacks January Book Club selection, The Office of Historical Corrections. We discuss this incredible short story collection, spoiler free. We also discuss finding themes in a collection, and the ways Evans approaches writing white characters, plus how she came to understand she wanted to be a writer.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
The Stacks Book Club selection for January is The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
- Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
- “Happily Ever After” (Danielle Evans, Gay Magazine)
- Roxane Gay
- Carl Bernstein
- Bob Woodward
- I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura Vandenberg
- The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott
- A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley
- Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
- The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
- The Known World by Edward P. Jones
- Jazz by Toni Morrison
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
- Plum Bun by Jessi Redmon Fauset
- Caucasia by Danzy Senna
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- “Danielle Evans’s Sublime Short Stories of Race, Grief, and Belonging” (Katy Waldman, The New Yorker)
- Alicia Keys
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