John Gardner, Writer/Teacher of Fiction Writer

Reposted from Open Road Media:

John Gardner, author of October Light and The Sunlight Dialogues, is best known for his novels and critical works, but he also had a tremendous influence on the the world of American letters as a creative writing teacher. Gardner's students included Richard Ford, Charles Johnson, and Raymond Carver, all of whom went on to have distinguished careers as fiction writers. How did Gardner discover and inspire so many important authors? Watch Gardner's children discuss their father's rigorous teaching style and his devotion to the craft of fiction—then see the man in action.


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