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Literary darling Sam Lipsyte says he became a writer because of Dungeons & Dragons
2013 March 6
Annalee Newitz

Sam Lipsyte writes fiction for The New Yorker, and is the author of acclaimed literary novels The Ask and The Fun Parts. But his writing career started, he says in this video interview with Vol. 1 Brooklyn, with a frustrated urge to be a dungeon master in Dungeons & Dragons. This is a fascinating look at the geeky past of a writer who has never written a genre book — but was nevertheless inspired by fantasy role playing games.

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