I Get to or I Have to Write: An Interview with Shawn Smucker

EPISODE 260I Author Shawn Smucker returns to the show to talk about his brand new book, The Weight of Memory. I’m a big fan of his magical realism books, and this one didn’t disappoint. Shawn and I talk about memory, how we think it works and what studies are showing about it. This conversation —…

115I – How the Story Changes: An Interview with Shawn Smucker

Episode 115I How the Story Changes: An Interview with Shawn Smucker

Today, we’re back again with Shawn Smucker, but this time we’re talking about nonfiction and his new memoir, Once We Were Strangers. It’s the story of how Shawn came to have a friendship with a Syrian refugee in Shawn’s hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and how their friendship changed both men. This book moved me like…