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NPR’s Alan Cheuse on writing without a net and what to read this summer

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Known as the “voice of books” on NPR, Alan Cheuse is the author of five novels and four collections of short fiction, most recently An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring (Santa Fe Writers Project, April). BookTrib had the opportunity to talk to Cheuse about his writing process, the power of short stories, and, of course, his book recommendations. How do you separate the job of talking about books from your own writing? I understand that what we call normal people, or “civilians,” work all day doing things that don’t allow them the pleasure of reading, so in the evenings they want to curl up with a good book. But that’s when I’m turning my movies on. As I see it, my…

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