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Jennifer Close: No one knows how to write a novel until you do it – Episode 39

Simoncast guest: Jennifer Close
Michael Lionstar
Penguin Random House
Jennifer Close is the author of "Marrying the Ketchups."

Novelist Jennifer Close talks about the long and winding novel-writing process, how she encourages young writers as an instructor, and why politics snuck into her latest novel, "Marrying the Ketchups," which takes place in Chicago against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election.

Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. This podcast is produced through a partnership with WSIU Public Radio. For more, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts.

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John T. Shaw joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as director in January 2018. He established the Institute’s “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda with its Restoring American Statesmanship, Renewing Illinois, and Understanding Our New World programs.
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