Jayne Anne PhillipsFiction
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19891201, 19890622
Jayne Anne Phillips' book of short stories, Black Tickets caused cheers to go up in the literary world. In the New York Times, John Irving said, "Jayne Anne Phillips is a wonderful young writer." Since then, she has published a best-selling novel, Machine Dreams and another collection of short stories, Fast Lanes. In this program, she reads from Fast Lanes and talks about moving from a young writer of promise to an established writer.
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