Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Julia Fine

In today’s very special bonus episode, host Rachel Mans McKenny chats with writer Julia Fine about the books that inspired her new novel, The Upstairs House. In this psychologically unsettling book, a young mother is haunted by the ghost of Margaret Wise Brown, who famously wrote Goodnight, Moon. Listen in for more book recs and a glimpse into how Julia would answer our dating app questionnaire.

About Julia Fine
Julia Fine is the author of The Upstairs House and What Should Be Wild, which was shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Superior First Novel Award and the Chicago Review of Books Award. She teaches writing in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and children.

Books Discussed

Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened By the Moon by Leonard S. Marcus

Who Tells Me True by Michael Strange

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.