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Megan Allen

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Megan Allen is a 27 year old California native who received her Bachelor's from UC Berkeley and her Master's in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. After graduating she spent long periods of time in the deep south visiting her father. And it was there she found inspiration for her debut novel, The Slave Players. She writes, "I grew up naively, and had no idea that racism still prevailed with such intensity in my own country. Then I met Alabama." ...more

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Megan Allen Hi Gigi.

Thank you for your questions. I was inspired to write TSP after my time in the south visiting my father. The racism I witness every time I’m t…more
Hi Gigi.

Thank you for your questions. I was inspired to write TSP after my time in the south visiting my father. The racism I witness every time I’m there is very blatant and in-your-face. It eerily feels a bit like stepping into the past.

I have always naturally gravitated toward controversial issues, and my writing is very much a product of this. Starting conversations on social problems which require assessment and re-evaluation is an exercise I hold dear and consider extremely important. My next novel will step inside the American meat industry, and I can assure you my visit there will not be a pleasant one.

As to your last question, while stirring up controversy wasn’t exactly intentional in my writing of TSP, I knew it would be controversial considering the subject matter.

Is your class currently reading TSP? Please let me know if I can answer any other thoughtful questions like these.

Best wishes to you and your class. I'm delighted about your interest in TSP!

Megan

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Megan Allen Each week I give myself some space and time to just do nothing- during which I eat chocolate, watch Netflix, meditate, eat chocolate, etc. And typical…moreEach week I give myself some space and time to just do nothing- during which I eat chocolate, watch Netflix, meditate, eat chocolate, etc. And typically, this is when ideas come, even though I'm not actively seeking them. Did I mention chocolate? (less)
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The Slave Players

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The Meat Hunter

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