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Former Creative Writing Coordinator Publishes Debut Novel

Kathleen Glasgow interviewed by Julie Schumacher at Magers & Quinn Sept 7
August 30, 2016

Cover detail from the novel GIRL IN PIECES

Cover detail from the novel GIRL IN PIECES
Cover detail from alum Kathleen Glasgow's fiction debut, GIRL IN PIECES

Kathleen Glasgow (MFA 2002) was known to over a decade of MFA students as the coordinator of the Creative Writing Program. What many students didn't know was that she had her own writing project, a labor of early morning and late evening, plus three extended summer breaks made possible by Minnesota State Arts Board grants. Over years of work, she wove the "riveting" (Booklist) and "heartbreaking" (School Library Journal) story of 17-year-old Charlie, an abused and neglected teen who settles her ghosts by cutting her skin. Published August 30, Girl in Pieces has already landed on several "best of" lists. Glasgow will discuss the novel with Creative Writing Program Director Julie Schumacher September 7 at Magers & Quinn. In our interview, we asked Glasgow about Girl in Pieces' tribute to Schumacher and Charles Baxter. Read more.