Author Ann Patchett spent much of the pandemic writing a series of essays that make up her latest book. We talk with her about the creative process that went into it. We also look back at how the media covered the COVID-19 pandemic and whether it impacted the public’s response to the virus.
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Essays from an author in a pandemic
An author shares her experience writing — and re-writing — essays for a new collection that’s just come out. She talks about writing during the pandemic and changing gears from planning to create a complete novel.
Reviewing media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic
Media coverage of the pandemic varied over the last two years and played a role in shaping public opinion and public health. We explore where mainstream coverage got it right and got it wrong through the ups and downs of COVID-19.
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- Ann Patchett Guest
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