Vauhini Vara’s debut novel, THE IMMORTAL KING RAO, has been published around the world, is being adapted for television, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She’s out now with a new story collection, THIS IS SALVAGED, which Lit Hub and Electric Literature named one of the most anticipated books of the year. In this episode, Annmarie and Vauhini talk about the opportunities and costs of technology, writing through grief, and how to use Battlestar Galactica to solve craft problems.
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Writing by Vauhini Vara:
The Immortal King Rao
This Is Salvaged
Confessions of a Viral AI Writer
Unknown Unknowns: UFOs, Autonomous Cars, and Someone Who Can Beat Trump
Other Titles Discussed in This Episode:
The Sorrow of Others, by Ada Zhang
Blue (Da Ba Dee), by Eiffel 65
Here’s the video for Disney’s Lava (It’s okay to cry.)
Even if you’re not into sci-fi, check out Battlestar Galactica.
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