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Emma Rathbone

Fiction

Interviewed by: Dennis Conrow

Catalog Number: 20100910

The Patterns of Paper Monsters by Emma Rathbone is a first-person account of a male juvenile delinquent’s struggle to do what is right amid a bureaucratic, unfeeling, and monotonous life in a detention center.  Born in South Africa in 1980, Rathbone emigrated with her family in 1986.  A graduate of the University of Virginia’s MFA program in 2006, Rathbone talks about the happy circumstances that led to the publication of this, her first novel, with New Letters on the Air’s assistant producer, Dennis Conrow.

| Subject Matter: First Novel, Coming-of-Age, South Africa | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Fiction |

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