NPR stories about Eva Hoffman
Several acclaimed fiction writers penned accounts of personal non-fiction stories for The Washington Post Magazine's Summer Reading series. What was that experience like for them? Host Michel Martin finds out when she speaks with Elizabeth Strout, whose book of short stories Olive Kitteridge won this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. And Ursula Hegi, author of several books, including the best selling Oprah Book Club novel "Stones from the River."
Trying to put the listening or playing experience into words has led to some embarrassing moments in literary history. But in her new novel, Appassionata, former musician Eva Hoffman manages to avoid this fate.