Patick Rothfuss: Magical Wisconsin

By Anne Strainchamps | March 11, 2011


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Steven’s Point writer Patrick Rothfuss hit a literary grand slam this week. His new novel debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s called The Wise Man’s Fear – a thousand-page epic fantasy in the tradition of JRR Tolkien, full of magical landscapes and fantastic creatures. Where does an epic fantasy writer get his inspiration? Rothfuss says a lot of it comes from right here – the Wisconsin landscape he calls home.

Writer Patrick Rothfuss teaches English at the UW-Steven’s Point. His new novel is called The Wise Man’s Fear.

Anne Strainchamps

Anne Strainchamps

Anne Strainchamps is the host of TTBOOK.  She co-founded the show, along with Steve Paulson and Jim Fleming, and has been a featured interviewer on the program for more than a decade.   
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