Sue Miller is the bestselling author of While I Was Gone (an Oprah Book Club selection), The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures (nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), Inventing the Abbotts, and The Good Mother (a major motion picture starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson). She joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest novel, Monogamy.
Miller's skill at depicting marriage, domestic intimacies, grief, and loss are well known in the literary world. She talks about her inspirations, recurring themes across her novels, the role of memory and recovered memories in her work, and much more. She also provides significant craft advice for writers, including the benefits of writing her novels in longhand, how to work with minor characters, keeping deceased characters alive on the page, and much more.
(Broadcast date: September 9, 2020)