Tracy Kidder On Writing
This is what happened to a young aspiring writer back in 1977. He was trying to publish his first article in the Atlantic — right here in Boston.
He submitted multiple drafts, and each time they were sent back for more work, until finally the editor-in-chief returned the manuscript, with these words scrawled across it: “Let’s face it, this fellow can’t write.”
Well that fellow was Tracy Kidder, who went on to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author of such books as “Strength In What Remains, My Detachment and House.”
Now Kidder has co-authored a new book about the art of writing with his longtime literary partner and friend, Richard Todd, who was Kidder’s first editor back in those early days at The Atlantic.
- Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose new book is “Good Prose: The Art of Non-Fiction“
- Richard Todd, co-author of “Good Prose: The Art of Non-Fiction“
You can catch Kidder and Todd at the Boston Public Library. More information here.
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