Episode 98: Julie Buntin on the Childhood Friends That Shape Us


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My brilliant and dear friend Julie Buntin joins me to dive beyond the pages of her remarkable novel, Marlena. She tells the story of two girls, Cat & Marlena, and the wild year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades. Julie beautifully balances dialogue in the past and present tense while showing the invaluable strength that a long-lasting friendship brings in the darkest of times.

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xoxo Angie


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Julie Buntin is from northern Michigan. Her work has appeared in the AtlanticCosmopolitanOThe Oprah MagazineSlateElectric Literature, and One Teen Story, among other publications. She teaches fiction writing at Marymount Manhattan College, and is the director of writing programs at Catapult. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.