It’s episode 114 with essayist Elena Passarello – a funny, insightful writer who has a really interesting personal story as well as loads to say about her writing process, inspiration and how she found herself being all Marlon Brando in New Orleans. I laughed a lot during our conversation and came away feeling inspired.
Elena Passarello is an actor, writer, and recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her first collection Let Me Clear My Throat, won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards and was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world have been published in Oxford American, Slate, Creative Nonfiction, and The Iowa Review, and her latest book, Animals Strike Curious Poses, is out right now everywhere you can buy books.
I really enjoyed this chat that managed to cover everything from creative writing, to Charles Darwin’s tortoise, Elvis Presley and Doctor Who! Enjoy.
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