"Certainly not every writer needs a graduate program. Some of my favorite writers — Capote, Faulkner, Hemingway, Cheever — never attended college, or if they did, didn’t stick around for the degree. It sure didn’t hurt them. On the other hand, Flannery O’Connor attended the Iowa Writers Workshop, a fact I still have trouble getting my head around."-Tony Abbott on Mark McGurl’s THE PROGRAM ERA (Harvard University Press)

"Certainly not every writer needs a graduate program. Some of my favorite writers — Capote, Faulkner, Hemingway, Cheever — never attended college, or if they did, didn’t stick around for the degree. It sure didn’t hurt them. On the other hand, Flannery O’Connor attended the Iowa Writers Workshop, a fact I still have trouble getting my head around."

-Tony Abbott on Mark McGurl’s THE PROGRAM ERA (Harvard University Press)

"Certainly not every writer needs a graduate program. Some of my favorite writers — Capote, Faulkner, Hemingway, Cheever — never attended college, or if they did, didn’t stick around for the degree. It sure didn’t hurt them. On the other hand, Flannery O’Connor attended the Iowa Writers Workshop, a fact I still have trouble getting my head around."-Tony Abbott on Mark McGurl’s THE PROGRAM ERA (Harvard University Press)

"Certainly not every writer needs a graduate program. Some of my favorite writers — Capote, Faulkner, Hemingway, Cheever — never attended college, or if they did, didn’t stick around for the degree. It sure didn’t hurt them. On the other hand, Flannery O’Connor attended the Iowa Writers Workshop, a fact I still have trouble getting my head around."

-Tony Abbott on Mark McGurl’s THE PROGRAM ERA (Harvard University Press)

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