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Episode 10: When We Write About Sex

Let’s talk about sex. Or rather, let’s talk about writing about sex and what it means in a cultural context. We talk to Margaret Mallory about why the romance genre gets such a bad rap, and about what sex scenes really add to the story. And because sex isn’t always just butterflies and rose petals, we hear from writers Larissa Pham, Elissa Washuta, and Allison Moon about chronicling their own sexual experiences—including ones they would rather forget. We also hear from our own Anna Katz...

Duration: 01:02:55

Episode 9: Legendary Characters

Plenty of literary characters are memorable, but what makes a character legendary? In this episode, we explore how great characters are made. We look into the origins of the world’s most famous detective; talk to bestselling novelist Elizabeth George about how she creates characters with lives of their own; and hear from GFP’s VP of Editorial Christina Henry de Tessan about what she looks for in a good literary character. We hear about what happens when you don’t see yourself in the...

Duration: 01:01:03


A PREVIEW FROM THE MARGINS is a podcast that explores the story behind the story—because the most interesting part doesn’t always make it onto the page. Full episodes for the first season start Wednesday, June 29.

Duration: 00:03:40