TIH 273: Elizabeth Hand on Creative Writing, Life Lessons, and the Seventies Punk Scene

TIH 273 Elizabeth Hand on Creative Writing, Life Lessons, and the Seventies Punk Scene

In this podcast Elizabeth Hand talks about creative writing, life lessons, the seventies punk scene, and much more.

Elizabeth Hand

A New York Times notable and multiple award-winning author, Elizabeth Hand has written seven novels, including the cult classic Waking the Moon, and short-story collections. She is a longtime contributor to numerous publications, including the Washington Post Book World and the Village Voice Literary Supplement. She and her two children divide their time between the coast of Maine and North London.

Show notes

  • [02:40] Early life lessons growing up
  • [08:30] First experiences writing
  • [10:20] First experiences with story
  • [14:20] Pinocchio, a gateway drug to horror
  • [19:25] Influential writers in early years
  • [27:15] Creative Writing classes
  • [51:20] Interest and involvement in the punk scene in the seventies
  • [58:40] Effect of punk scene on writing

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