Severance Radio is an on-air book club dissecting Ling Ma’s satirical, dystopian novel Severance. The novel is a moving family story that explores loneliness, corporate monotony, and survival in the midst of a global health crisis.
In this episode, two voices in academics and publishing, Karen Gu and Jean Munson, trace connections between Candace’s experiences and the millennial struggles to break into an industry and survive in the workplace.
Karen Gu is a writer who’s fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Paper Darts, and The Magins. She is a Kuniman fellow and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Jean Marie Munson is founder of local comics company Plot Twist Publishing. She is an alum of UNLV in 2009 and has spent the last decade after graduating in activism, art, and teaching. Her primary role on campus is being the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada’s Program Manager running the National Education for Women’s Leadership Nevada Program that was piloted from Rutgers. She is passionate about being a resource and supporter of all levels leadership in student activism.