Novelist takes on academia in ‘Dear Committee Members’

March 27, 2015 12:10 PM

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Novelist takes on academia in ‘Dear Committee Members’

Novelist Julie Schumacher admits that she shares a few characteristics with Jason T. Fitger, the cranky, boorish professor experiencing a meltdown in her hilarious epistolary novel Dear Committee Members.

“He’s sort of an evil twin,” admits the author, who (like her character) is a faculty member in a Midwestern university creative writing program, in her case the University of Minnesota. “It was scary how quickly that character came to me.”

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