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After Dear Committee Members was published, some readers asked me why I thought campus novels are so appealing. My answer: academia is a weird little world. Take a person who has spent a dozen years alone in a library studying an arcane topic, then toss her into a university and expect her to compete for resources with other poorly socialized individuals. It’s a situation meant for satire.
I hadn’t planned to write a follow-up, but I became very fond of my irascible main character, Jason Fitger, and wanted to see how he would survive his first year as department chair. Hence: The Shakespeare Requirement, out this month. My novels tread within the footsteps of several other magnificent books about academe.
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