Authors on Writing

"Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction - Stories and Advice from a Lifetime of Writing and Editing"

Tracy Kidder; Richard Todd

About the Program

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracey Kidder and Richard Todd, former executive editor of The Atlantic, recount their working relationship and offer advice on writing non-fiction.  Mr. Kidder and Mr. Todd present their thoughts on the challenges inherent to the genre and the realities of making a living as a writer.  Tracey Kidder and Richard Todd speak at the Boston Public Library.   

About the Authors

Tracy Kidder

Tracey Kidder is the author of several books, including The Soul of a New Machine, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.  For more information, visit tracykidder.com.


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Richard Todd

Richard Todd is the former executive editor of The Atlantic and editor of his own imprint for book publisher, Houghton Mifflin.  He is the author of The Thing Itself: On the Search for Authenticity. 


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"Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction - Stories and Advice from a Lifetime of Writing and Editing"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, February 17th at 11pm (ET)
  • Saturday, February 16th at 5pm (ET)
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