Podcast: Authors Claire Messud & Jenny Offill
Two engaging authors, Claire Messud and Jenny Offill discussed their latest novels at Greenwich Library as part of AuthorsLive on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The two novelists spoke about the unhinged narrator, female rage and the suppressive societal 'cage' placed around women writers and artists. Claire Messud is the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor's Children. Her new novel, The Woman Upstairs, is a riveting tale of a woman awakened, transformed and betrayed by a desire for a world beyond her own. Jenny Offill's new novel, Dept. of Speculation, (with bids from eight publishers), offers a glimpse into the intimacies of marriage, faith, and the universal shipwreck of emotion that unites us all. This is a great talk for those interested in literary gender studies.
Please note: the podcast includes a segment in which a book excerpt containing mature language is read. Click on the link below to listen to (or download) the podcast and view the slideshow.