How boarding schools and low-residency MFAs shaped Alexander Tilney’s ‘The Expectations

How boarding schools and low-residency MFAs shaped Alexander Tilney’s ‘The Expectations

Alexander Tilney always knew he wanted to be a writer, but after finishing college, he wasn’t sure how to make it work. After finding an MFA program that worked for him, he found himself writing the type of novel he never thought he’d write. Nine years later and his coming-of-age at a boarding school novel, The Expectations, is finally out in the world.

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