This week on Storybound, we want to spotlight Charlie Jane Anders, whose novel, “Victories Greater Than Death,” will be developed as a series by Amazon, with Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society producing. Today, we’re re-airing Anders’ episode of Storybound, where she read an excerpt from the novel, backed by an original Storybound remix with Originalii, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Charlie Jane Anders is the author of Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in a new young-adult trilogy, which came out in April 2021. Up next: Never Say You Can’t Survive, a book about how to use creative writing to get through hard times; and a short story collection called Even Greater Mistakes. Her other books include The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, the Boston Review, Tor.com, Tin House, Teen Vogue, Conjunctions, Wired Magazine, and other places. Her TED Talk, "Go Ahead, Dream About the Future" got 700,000 views in its first week. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.
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