Rachel Hadas, Reeve Lindbergh, Patty Oliver-Smith and Gardner McFall will read from Writers and Their Mothers, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2108). The book is a collection of essays about the influence of mothers on their literary offspring. Ian McEwan, Anthony Thwaite, and Margaret Drabble are also among the 22 contributors to the collection. The essays evoke both fond and tortured memories of the maternal bond and its influence on the writers.
“Elegantly assembled and presented, Writers and Their Mothers will appeal to everyone interested in biography, literature, and creativity in general.” -Amazon.com
“What a great project, I just can't believe that no one has done it before.” -Times Literary Supplement podcast, March 8, 2018