“They love their children, they just love art more” – A chat with Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang


Kevin Wilson‘s debut novel, The Family Fang, is one of the funniest books published this year.  NPR says it’s  “a minty-fresh delight, a blast of screwball giddiness…”  The Wall Street Journal says it is “inventive and hilarious.”  Earlier this year, it became a New York Times Best Seller, and now Nicole Kidman has bought the movie rights.

Despite all his sudden success, Wilson is still a down-to-earth, self-effacing guy.  He’s a Tennessee native who teaches writing at Sewanee and speaks with a gentle Southern accent.  And when he speaks, he’s often as funny as the dialogue in his book.  We spoke with him while he was in Chattanooga for the Meacham Writer’s Workshop.

Listen to our interview with Kevin Wilson.


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