June 4, 2018KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Margot Livesey

During a recent visit to the Kenyon College campus, novelist Margot Livesey talked to Visiting Thomas Professor of Creative Writing and Kenyon Review editor at large, Katharine Weber, about how we read novels, the teaching of fiction writing, and her latest book: The Hidden Machinery, essays on writing and reading as a writer.

Margot Livesey teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of eight novels and a story collection, and she has recently published The Hidden Machinery, a writing masterclass on reading literature as a fiction writer. Livesey is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, the Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation, and the Canada Council for the Arts, and she has taught creative writing at many colleges and universities, from Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon, Cleveland State, Emerson College, Tufts University and the University of California at Irvine, to Williams College and the Warren Wilson College MFA program.

Katharine Weber, the author of six novels and a memoir, is Editor at Large at the Kenyon Review and the Visiting Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.