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#246 Sheila Heti And Rachel Cusk On Why Memoir Is A Dead End
Guest Host Sheila Heti (Motherhood, How Should a Person Be?) speaks with fellow "autofiction" author Rachel Cusk (A Life's Work, Aftermath, et al).
October 1, 2018

Guest Host Sheila Heti (Motherhood, How Should a Person Be?) speaks with fellow “autofiction” author Rachel Cusk (A Life’s Work, Aftermath, et al). The Giller-nominated writers discuss receiving harsh criticism, why memoir is a dead end, and how Cusk is reimagining the novel, and making art and meaning out of mid-life crisis and divorce with her critically-acclaimed trilogy (dubbed a “literary experiment“).

Photograph by Laura Pannack for The New Yorker.

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