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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."

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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…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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  The travelers I’ve met who have very little money, who do odd jobs as they journey from country to country, who haven’t carved out the traditional life path that western society demands of us, are often the most free and fulfilled- they have a certain wisdom about them that’s hard to find in an […]
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"I received a Hardcover of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.

This was an extremely thought provoking book. It tackles issues that have been plaguing this country (especially recently): racism and hate. I loved the premise. I can't wait for the..." Read more of this review »
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" Thank you so much for the encouraging words, Jessica! If you could post a rating to Amazon as well, it'd be much appreciated. "
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"Set in a not distant future, this novel explores the potential legacy of our current cultural and political landscape, where intolerance and racial bias seem to have re-emerged from our past. The premise of this story is that race relations contin..." Read more of this review »
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" Thank you for your time Rachel! If you could leave a brief review to Amazon as well it'd be much appreciated. "
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" Thanks so much Anne! Very glad to hear you enjoyed the book. If you could leave a rating on Amazon as well it'd be much appreciated. Best wishes. "
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"I won this book on Goodreads. Wow! What a page turner, I couldn't put this book down. A very interesting plot and quite thought provoking. I highly recommend this book."
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