Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Reveal My Literary Side on NPR!

I wouldn’t blame you if you thought I was just another party girl, running off to foreign lands to have amorous adventures—and making book trailers about it! But in fact, I can be deep and serious in my writing—the tony world of the university literary magazine has even, on occasion, invited me to the table for a glass of wine.

Speaking of which, an essay I wrote about my father’s death when I was seventeen, “Thirteen Views of Grief,” appears in the latest issue of The Tampa Review, a lovely hard-bound journal packed with art and thought-provoking fiction and essays. I was even more fortunate to be invited to read the essay in the studio of my local NPR station, KQED, as part of their Writer’s Block series. I’m joining a long list of wonderful writers, including my friends Lisa K. Buchanan and Naomi Williams.

You can listen to my podcast here. It’s about 20 minutes, much shorter than my KWMR interview. If you enjoyed “Thirteen Views of Grief,” please rate it and leave a comment. Thanks for listening!


EllaRegina said...

An eloquent and moving piece. And you are such a fine reader, as always.

Anonymous said...

Stunning. I left a comment there that seems to encapsulate the response in me (I just finished listening to it moments ago). Thank you, and a beautiful job reading as well.