Teddy Wayne: Loner

photo credit: Kate Greathead

photo credit: Kate Greathead

Write around your weaknesses. Don’t necessarily try to compensate for them. Avoid them.
— Teddy Wayne

Teddy Wayne joins me to discuss Loner.

Loner follows Harvard freshman David Federman, who becomes increasingly obsessed with his classmate Veronica. Published in September of 2016, Loner now seems a prescient look at an angry, disaffected young man who demands more from his life.  It was named a best book of the year by NPRKirkusThe New York PostBookPageand Bookish.

Loner is Teddy’s third novel. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship as well as a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN/Bingham Prize, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Buy Teddy’s novel Loner.