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MEOW 10: Caitlin Forst's NDA, the Primacy of Autofiction, and the Rise of Otherspecies Narratives



This podcast is sustained by sales of our debut book, Meow: A Novel (For Cats). To pre-order Caitlin Forst's NDA: An Autofiction Anthology, click here.

10. Caitlin Forst’s NDA, the Primacy of Autofiction, and the Rise of Otherspecies Narratives

Today’s conversation turns at first to Caitlin Forst, editor of the upcoming NDA: An Autofiction Anthology and curator of a the NDA Autofiction Reading Series at Stories Books & Café in Los Angeles. She is also a formidable autofictress in her own right, with knockout pieces available here and here, and a novel in the works.


Then, an investigation of form: A perennial bête noire among a vocal group of established authors, autofiction’s rise to primacy among today’s emerging talent continues unabated, circulating almost as vigorously in brick-and-mortar circles as in its native cyberspace, in spite of its alleged obtuseness and inaccessibility. In this episode, we slam a defiant nail into the the warped and splintered coffin of elitist critique by delivering, in cattus linguarum, a selection of short works by three of the genre's biggest names -- works that cannot be denied, whose power transcends the tired strictures of literature and language-as-such, and which can be understood and enjoyed by the common housecat: in short, bulwarks of a profound, multifarious, and radically democratic literature.


Human-language translation of this week's episode is available upon request.


MEOW is the first and only literary podcast for your cat, conceived and presented in its native language.

This podcast is sustained by sales of our debut book, Meow: A Novel (For Cats). To pre-order NDA: An Autofiction Anthology, click here.

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