C.E. Morgan’s Three Rs: Readers, Regionalism, and Race


“There is an extraordinary freedom to make your own intellectual choices that’s part of the reading process,” says C.E. Morgan, of her readers and her own reading process, in conversation with Lisa Lucas of the National Book Foundation. Lucas has big questions for Morgan, such as, “What is your desired relationship between the reader and the book that’s you’ve written?” Indeed, Morgan makes it clear that The Sport of Kings is a big book that demands a significant relationship.

Kirstin Allio is currently a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University. Her story collection, Clothed, Female Figure comes out with Dzanc in 2016. Her novel, Garner (Coffee House), was a finalist for the LA Times Book Award for First Fiction. She has received the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and has published many short stories, poems, and essays. More from this author →