Ann Patchett’s memoir, Truth and Beauty, and its depiction of a deep friendship between two writers with strikingly different temperaments and practices serves as an opening frame for this discussion of our “ant/grasshopper, tortoise/hare” tendencies. Fiction writers Ana Menéndez and Christopher Castellani talk about the benefits of such yin/yang friendships, and how our writing can gain from honoring these concurrent qualities within us.
(Recorded in 2020; 47 minutes)
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