A Tribute to Wyatt Prunty

Jennifer Haigh

Fall 2019

I first attended the Conference twenty years ago, in the summer of 1999. I had just quit my glossy magazine job in New York because I wanted to go be a novelist. That I did this without ever having published a single word of fiction will give you an idea how young I was. I moved to Baltimore, where rents were still so cheap that I could eke out a living teaching yoga while I worked on a terrible novel that has mercifully never seen the light of day.

I brought the first chapter of that novel to Sewanee, where Amy Hempel and Barry Hannah were put in the unenviable position of having to comment o...

Jennifer Haigh is the author of the story collection News from Heaven and five novels—most recently, Heat and Light.

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