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Larry BrownA Writer's Life$
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Jean W. Cash

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604739800

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001

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Continued Success

Continued Success

Fay in Progress and a Semester at Ole Miss, 1997–1998

(p.169) Chapter Ten Continued Success
Larry Brown

Jean W. Cash

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the period between 1997 and 2001, which, for Larry Brown, was filled with success and total dedication to writing. Brown had begun to write the novel that would become Fay in the summer of 1996, working, as he had from the start of his writing career, on a typewriter, though he had replaced his machine more than a dozen times. In late January, Brown traveled to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, where Jeremy Horton was showing 100 Proof. Algonquin’s Katharine Walton lined up publicity events for Brown to do while at the festival, and he was “slightly worried” about being overbooked. Brown made another public appearance on 13 April when he served as the keynote speaker at the opening of the new Oxford-Lafayette County Library.

Keywords:   success, dedication to writing, Fay, Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Jeremy Horton, Katharine Walton

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