Short Story Masterclass… with David Vann

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Short Story Masterclass
with David Vann

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An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
INTERNATIONAL SMALL WONDER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL
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recorded at Charleston Farm, East Sussex.

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In the first of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Steve Wasserman talks to award-winning author David Vann about
Tarantino-like moments, first drafts, transformation and change, and the unbreakable rule of subtext.

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David VannDavid Vann is the author of prize-winning novel Legend of a Suicide, Caribou Island and Dirt, as well as three highly acclaimed memoirs. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick and Honorary Professor at the University of Franche-Comté in France. Published in 19 languages, Legend of a Suicide is an international bestseller and has appeared on forty ‘Best Books of the Year’ lists in eleven different countries.

David’s short stories have been listed for the Sunday Times Short Story Award and the Story Prize. His latest novel, Goat Mountain, was published in September 2013. His story collection The Higher Blue is due in 2015.

You can find David Vann’s top Writing Tips on the BookTrust website.

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Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with David Vann

(28 minutes)

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AUTHOR_Steve Wasserman*

Steve Wasserman is a psychotherapist, writer, & the ears into which you might Read Me Something You Love (a podcast + blog). Twitterable as @RMSYL.

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With warm thanks to the organisers of the
International Small Wonder Short Story Festival.

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Find out more about David Vann in his live Q&A with Thresholds.

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