F182B. FSG Originals and the Writer/Editor Relationship

Virginia Barber Middleton Memorial Stage, Sponsored by USC, Exhibit Hall, Tampa Convention Center, T
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Since 2011, FSG Originals has maintained a mission to publish "voices that insist on being heard, stories that demand to be told, writers who are compelled to show us something new. They defy categorization and expectation. They are, in a word, original." It's a mission exemplified in the relationship that editor Emily Bell, Director of FSG Originals, has built and sustained with a number of authors, such as Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Catherine Lacey, and Laura van den Berg, among others. Bell introduced these writers' work to mainstream publishing, and insisted on developing their second—and sometimes third—books, in the face of consolidating and shifting market expectations. On this panel, Emily Bell will join a handful of the authors published at FSG Originals to discuss the writer/editor relationship, the virtues of experimenting with established systems, and standing up for weird books.


Emily Bell

Amelia Gray

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Shelly Oria

Catherine Lacey


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside