On the latest episode of 13, Associate Professor of English C.J. Hauser discusses literary influences, her latest collection of short stories, her experience writing deeply personal memoirs for a wide audience, and her love of the X-Files. Hauser also reads a selection from The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays.
Hauser teaches creative writing and literature at Colgate University and is a celebrated author with works featured in The Atlantic, Tin House, the Paris Review, Esquire, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, and many more. Her first full-length work of nonfiction, The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays, was recently released from Doubleday in the United States and Viking in the UK. Hauser’s novel, Family of Origin, was published by Doubleday in 2019, and the novel The From-Aways was published by William Morrow in 2014.
Hauser earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, an MFA from Brooklyn College, and a PhD from Florida State University.
Each episode of 13, Colgate’s award-winning podcast, digs into the work of a University community member by asking questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.
Previous episodes of 13 have featured: Carmine Di Sibio '85, P'18, '21, Rebecca Shiner, Mark Shiner, Rebecca Downing, Mark Divine ‘85, Niranjan Davray, Peter Klepeis, Dan Joseph, Andres Guhl, Marietta Cheng, Jessica Graybill, Lyosha Gorshkov, Masha Hedberg, Valerie Morkevičius, Nancy Ries, Daniel Bertrand Monk, Peter Balakian, Sam Rosenfeld, DeWitt Godfrey, Esther Rosbrook, Rebecca Shiner, Dawn LaFrance, Brittney Dorow ’17, Mari Prauer, Carolyn Guile, Nancy Ries, Joanna Holvey-Bowles, Martin Wong, Pamela Gramlich, Dorsey Spencer Jr., Danielle Nied, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, F. Scott Kraly, Kerra Hunter, Joe Levy, Nicki Moore, Ken Valente, Sarah Keen, Daniel Benton ’80, Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.