Episode 13: Steven Wright

A remotely-recorded podcast interview with Steven Wright, University of Wisconsin Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Prof. Wright also lectures in the creative writing department.

Prof. Wright (Twitter: @stevenhwright) discusses his new debut novel, The Coyotes of Carthage. He talks about his background in both law and creative writing and how he came to the University of Wisconsin- Madison for an M.F.A. after receiving his J.D. and clerking for a federal judge.

Prof. Wright also talks about the process of writing his novel and calls himself a “literary Forrest Gump”- meaning that he’s been in the right place at the right time. He based his novel on his experience working with voting rights law.

The interview was conducted on July 10, 2020. | 40:35 minutes; published July 30, 2020. Transcript file (PDF).

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