On Our Minds: Karen Joy Fowler

April 2, 2014

Karen Joy Fowler won the PEN/Faulkner Award for best fiction for her novel "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves." Based on a true story, it’s the remarkable tale of two girls raised as sisters, until one is removed from the family. The twist is that one sister is a chimpanzee.

In the EXTENDED interview, Fowler reflects on how humans are – and aren’t – like chimps.  She begins with a reading from her novel.

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