Writing Lives: Biography and Beyond

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Join biographer Kate Kennedy and poet Katherine Collins as they talk to leading biographers, writers, and scholars about life writing in all its forms. Life-writing incorporates biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, letters, obituaries, scandal sheets, and gossip columns.

But life-writing is more than just these kinds of written materials: it can be about love and loss; it can be about family, friendship, marriage, children; it can show how history might be captured in an individual life, or how an individual life is representative of its times. Life-writing has to do with the emotions, it has to do with memory, and it has to do with a sense of identity. Life-writing is vital form of cultural communication.

Here's a taster of the podcast: