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 daily, Tin House, Outside online, Lit Hub, and 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.
In today's monologue, I talk about April Fool's Day, the late Molly Brodak, and offer a public thanks to my volunteer transcriptionists.