Anna Todd on her Harry Styles erotica and the thirst for fan fiction

Anna Todd on her highly fan-driven, interactive and celebrity-obsessed brand of writing.
Rising young writer  Anna Todd has just signed a six-figure, three-book deal for  After, her erotic fan fiction series inspired by Harry Styles of British boy band  One Direction

  Her stories -- typed on her smart phone and shared on social publishing site  Wattpad -- are indicative of a new chapter in publishing: one that is highly fan-driven, interactive and celebrity-obsessed. 

  Todd joins guest host Tom Power to discuss the changing relationship between reader and writer, how she feels about  50 Shades of Grey comparisons  , and the ethics of writing erotica about a real person. 

Click here or on the listen button above to hear the full segment (audio runs 18:20). 


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