Episode 634 — Jenn Shapland

   

Jenn Shapland is the guest. Her debut, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, is a genre-bending work of nonfiction. It is available from Tin House Books.

Shapland’s nonfiction has been published in O, the Oprah Magazine, The Paris Review DailyTin HouseOutside ​onlineLit Huband elsewhere. Her essay “Finders, Keepers” won a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and she was awarded the 2019 Rabkin Foundation Award for art journalism. She has a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin and lives in New Mexico.

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In today’s monologue, I talk about April Fool’s Day, the late Molly Brodak, and offer a public thanks to my volunteer transcriptionists.