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The Shifting Culture of American Fiction with Chad Harbach

For decades, New York City stood at the center of America's literary universe. But the explosive growth of Masters of Fine Arts programs in creative writing is shifting the focus of literature along with what it means to be a professional writer and creating new literary centers of gravity in the process. We consider these dueling - and overlapping - cultures and find out what the changes mean for readers.

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