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THE LITERARY LIFE

Literary Inspiration

In this episode of The Literary Life, we're going to explore what's at the heart of all good writing and reading: inspiration…

In this episode of The Literary Life, we're going to explore what's at the heart of all good writing and reading: inspiration. Where it comes from, the different ways writers find it in themselves, and how editors help turn that inspiration into books that we want to read and cherish.

We'll hear from Sigrid Nunez, whose provocative new novel, Salvation City, explores what happens when the world as we know it falls apart. Joe Pernice, critically-acclaimed musician and author of the funny and touching novel It Feels So Good When I Stop, tells us how songwriting and prose use inspiration in very different ways. We'll also speak to the editor of the international bestseller The Help about discovering and working with Kathryn Stockett, the author of one of the most successful debut novels of the decade.

Lastly, journalist and author Virginia Ironside, author of the upcoming book You're Old, I'm Old…Get Over It! joins us to rant about writers using the present tense in our latest installation of The Writer's Rant.

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It Feels So Good When I Stop
Joe Pernice
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Riverhead
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The Help
Kathryn Stockett
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Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
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