Jamie Iredell writes like no other. His ability to capture history and the oddity of the human story stays with you after you read his work. He dips away into new styles in each of his books. If you pick up one like The Book of Freaks be prepared for a different experience when you pick up another (Matt recommends I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac).
As we talk about his previous books, Jamie explains why he takes that departure in style. The extensive formula going into each one might not be the working formula to complete it. His last book Last Mass had an unplanned change in the formula. This pivot wasn’t easy but as he relays in the conversation, “That’s what writing is… an obsession.”
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Jamie Iredell is the author of four books. His next book, his debut novel, The Fat Kid, comes out in October 2018 from Civil Coping Mechanisms. We hope you enjoy the episode!