Fire the Canon

We talk to Nghi Vo, author of The Chosen and the Beautiful, one of the Great Gatsby adaptations that have been released since the book entered the public domain, about getting our grubby fingerprints all over the classics. She talks to us about her inspiration, her writing process, and the strange customs of the American Midwest. (She also shares a little secret info about upcoming projects!) Topics include: sushi bakes, Jackie’s chosen family, explicit bisexuality, costumed baby acts, chosen one mythologies, moderately caged eggs, building a magic system, coastal grandmother aesthetic, experimental corn, raccoons, and Latino Dracula.

Books Discussed/Recommended: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, All-American Girl by Meg Cabot, An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

Show Notes

We talk to Nghi Vo, author of The Chosen and the Beautiful, one of the Great Gatsby adaptations that have been released since the book entered the public domain, about getting our grubby fingerprints all over the classics.  She talks to us about her inspiration, her writing process, and the strange customs of the American Midwest.  (She also shares a little secret info about upcoming projects!)  Topics include: sushi bakes, Jackie’s chosen family, explicit bisexuality, costumed baby acts, chosen one mythologies, moderately caged eggs, building a magic system, coastal grandmother aesthetic, experimental corn, raccoons, and Latino Dracula.

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.