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Marginalia: Jasper Fforde On 'Early Riser' And More

Jasper Fforde / self portrait

Since his novel, The Eyre Affair, was released in 2002, Jasper Fforde has been entertaining fans with novels that he describes as incorporating a narrative dare. Jasper Fforde’s novel Early Riser will be released in paperback in the coming weeks and he explained to me that Early Riser’s narrative dare is that it’s set in a world where humans have always hibernated.

Fforde and I spoke about Early Riser and so much more. Here's our conversation:


Early Riser by Jasper Fforde is published by Penguin.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.