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Author Podcast: Wendy Lesser,

abstract: "Author and essayist Wendy Lesser discusses her latest book Why I Read with poet Robert Pinsky. Their conversation explores the ways that literature and, especially, poetry touch readers and change their lives as Cambridge Forum continues its series My Life Touched by Art."

Wikipedia has this to say about Wendy: (born 1952) is an American critic, novelist, and editor based in Berkeley, California.
Lesser did her undergraduate work at Harvard College and her graduate work at University of California, Berkeley, with time in between at King's College, Cambridge. She is the founding editor of the arts journal The Threepenny Review, and author of ten books, including one novel, The Pagoda in the Garden (Other Press, 2005), and her latest nonfiction book, Why I Read (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014).

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February 07, 2014
She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Dedalus Foundation, and the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, among other places.

Other Books By Wendy Lesser

  • Pagoda in the Garden: A Novel
  • The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongue
  • Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets
  • Don't forget to check out her literary review Three Penny Review

     

     

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