72 Writing Life
In writing her memoir, Joy Kogawa casts her view beyond the events of her own life toward catastrophes like the bombing of Nagasaki and the massacre by the Japanese imperial army at Nanking, and takes on some essential questions about the world along the way. Legendary editor John Metcalf has a roving eye that lands on literary matters, travel and criticism. Celebrated novelist Carol Shields died before she was able to author a memoir of her writing life. Thankfully, her daughter and grandson, Anne and Nicholas Giardini, undertook the task on her behalf. This afternoon you'll hear the stories behind the writers, the life events that made them who they are.