AFLAME: DUNN & FENSTER
Lately there has been a surge in creative non-fiction, a form in which the writer wraps a discursive text on matters of life and art around the process of writing itself. One compelling exponent of the form is South-African born Gigi Fenster, who in Feverish straddles history, family, and things medical – how to induce a fever, for instance. Another is art critic Megan Dunn, who in Tinderbox sets out to rewrite Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (the temperature at which book paper burns) from a feminist perspective, while working in a doomed bookshop. Fenster and Dunn explore the heat and light in their writing with Carole Beu.