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'Fake Accounts' With Lauren Oyler

Lauren Oyler
Lauren Oyler

This week on The Write Question, it’s a Lauren takeover! Host Lauren Korn chats with debut novelist Lauren Oyler during a conversation that centers social media: identity performance, vulnerability, feelings like pain, envy, and jealousy, and what it would mean to give up their own social media accounts.

About Lauren Oyler:

Lauren Oyler is a writer based in New York and Berlin; she was born and raised in West Virginia. Her essays on books and culture have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of BooksHarper’s, the GuardianNew York Magazine’s The Cut, Bookforum, the Baffler, the New Republic and elsewhere. From 2015 to 2017, she was an editor at Broadly, the women’s site at Vice. Fake Accounts is her first novel.

Lauren R. Korn holds an M.A. in poetry from the University of New Brunswick, where she was the recipient of the Tom Riesterer Memorial Prize and the Angela Ludan Levine Memorial Book Prize. A former bookseller and the former Director of the Montana Book Festival, she is now the host of Montana Public Radio’s literature-based radio program and podcast, ‘The Write Question.’