Nancy Bunge

LAN SAMANTHA CHANG, director, Iowa Writers' Workshop

"I found Nancy Bunge's interviews fresh, fascinating, and useful to me as a writers and teacher."

JANET BURROWAY, author of WRITING FICTION

"MASTER CLASS is many lessons in one….I'll want it handy on my shelf."

FOREWORD MAGAZINE

Bunge…has brought together a briskly told set of home truths about writing."

THE WRITER MAGAZINE

"A treasure trove of writerly advice."

"Bunge makes a great host to a memorable dinner party you'll surely cherish."

Master Class: Lessons from Leading Writers

University of Iowa Press, 2005

This book collects 25 interviews with significant American authors, including Allen Ginsberg, Wallace Stegner, Scott Turow, Jim Harrison, Sue Miller, Ruth Stone and Richard Wilbur. The first half, called "Theory," includes interviews with writer-teachers about how they teach. The second half, called "Practice" has talks with writers about how they work which validate and exemplify the principles set out in the first half.