Darin Strauss

in conversation with Kelly Corrigan

Wednesday, August 19th
7:00est/4:00pst

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Darin Strauss’ new novel, The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story, mixes fact and fiction, memoir and novel, to explore the conceit  that the author’s grandfather may have had an affair with Hollywood’s Lucille Ball.

Darin is the acclaimed author of the memoir Half a Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, an Entertainment Weekly “Must List” selection, a Chicago Tribune Editor’s Pick, and one of the Best Books of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle.  He is also the renowned author of the novels Chang and EngThe Real McCoy, and the international bestseller More Than It Hurts You. He is a compelling speaker whose experience includes universities, libraries, book festivals, and corporations.

Darin’s work has appeared in EsquireThe New York TimesThe Washington PostNewsweek, and many other publications. Half a Life was excerpted in GQThis American LifeThe Times of London, and The Daily Mail (UK). He has appeared on Good Morning AmericaThe Leonard Lopate ShowNBC NewsTimes TalkThe Diane Rehm Show, CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and others. His work has been translated into fourteen languages and published in nineteen countries.

As a screenwriter, Darin has written the script for Chang and Eng with Gary Oldman and has worked with director Julie Taymor for Disney. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing, he is a clinical associate professor at NYU’s creative writing program.

Kelly Corrigan‘s Tell Me MoreStories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say is a wonderfully personal, honest, and hilarious examination of the essential phrases that make love and connection possible.

Kelly has been called “the voice of her generation” by O: The Oprah Magazine and “the poet laureate of the ordinary” by HuffPost. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Middle PlaceLift, and Glitter and Glue. She is also the creative director of The Nantucket Project and host of their conversation series about what matters most. She lives near Oakland, California, with her husband, Edward Lichty, and her daughters, Georgia and Claire.

“I think each family has a funhouse logic all its own, and in that distortion,in that delusion, all behavior can seem both perfectly normal and crazy.

– Darin Strauss, Half a Life

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    How has being a parent impacted your writing?

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    What inspires you to start upon a particular project? Your writing has such a wide range. Where does inspiration tend to come from?

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    What inspired you to write and share the story in “The Queen of Tuesday”?

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    Who are some of your favorite authors, whether fiction or non-fiction, and have they influenced your writing?

Darin Strauss in conversation with Kelly Corrigan

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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