On the Podcast: Jeffrey Kluger, Carolina de Robertis, and Sharon Olds
August 31, 2021
In this episode, meet Time magazine senior writer Jeffrey Kluger, author of Holdout, creative writing teacher Carolina de Robertis, author of The President and the Frog, and poet Sharon Olds, author of Stag’s Leap. These writers have looked to both outward events and inward creativity to find ideas and inspiration for their work. Tune in to hear Jeffrey Kluger on bringing his novel to fruition from its premise, Carolina de Robertis on drawing inspiration from the life of Uruguayan president JosĂ© Mujica, and Sharon Olds on writing poetry from personal experience.
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Listen to clips from the audiobooks mentioned in this episode:
In Holdout, evil forces are going unchecked on Earth, and a principled astronaut makes a spilt-second decision to try to seek justice in the only place she knows howâ€”the International Space Station.
The President and the Frog is an incandescent novelâ€”political, mystical, timely, and hearteningâ€”about the power of memory, and the pursuit of justice, from the acclaimed author of Cantoras.
In the wise and intimate Stag’s Leap, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.
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