NPR stories about Carol Sklenicka
Correspondent Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Daniel Goldin and Lucia Silva. Their selections include comics about philosophy, novels about building families, and a box set that dives into the process of writing.
Carol Sklenicka's biography examines the famous writer's personal demons, his remarkable transformation, and investigates whether Carver's famously minimalist style was actually imposed by his editor.
When writer Raymond Carver died in 1988, the Times of London christened him "The American Chekov." The epitaph has stuck. Author Susan Jane Gilman has the review of a new, 578-page biography entitled "Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life."