TIH 188: Laird Barron on Growing Up in Alaska, Applying Life Lessons to Writing, and Dealing with Despair

TIH 188 Laird Barron on Growing Up in Alaska, Applying Life Lessons to Writing, and Dealing with Despair

In this podcast Laird Barron talks about growing up in Alaska, applying life lessons to writing, dealing with despair, and much more.

Original photo credit: Ellen Datlow

About Laird Barron

Laird Barron, an ex-pat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago Sequence and Other Stories; Swift to Chase; and Blood Standard. Currently, Barron lives in the Rondout Valley of New York State and is at work on tales about the evil that men do.

Show notes

  • [03:35] Important life lessons growing up in Alaska
  • [12:00] First experiences telling stories
  • [23:20] Homeschooled upbringing/self-education
  • [31:55] Lessons from tough upbringing that can be applied to writing
  • [36:50] Dealing with despair
  • [40:00] Airing despair on social media

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