The Process of Collaboration: Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly on writing The Tilted World

Ever wonder “how the sausage is made” when it comes to writing a novel? I sure do–and all the more so when the writers are a poet and novelist, wife and husband, working in collaboration.

Here’s a great interview with Fennelly and Franklin in the Fiction Writer’s Review. Favorite tidbit: The origin of the novel is based in a zombie story Franklin had written. From Beth Ann…

The problem with zombie stories for me is there aren’t real consequences. I like people. I don’t think you need zombies to make things weird. People are weird. They’ll do anything. So, making the zombie landscape the flooded Mississippi Delta was all we needed to write the story.”

For more on the book, here’s the link to my original blog post.

The Tilted World (9780062069184) by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. $25.99 hardcover. 10/1/13 on sale.

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