OurShelves: Midlife reckoning with Dana Spiotta

George Saunders calls Dana Spiotta a ‘great American writer’. It’s true - but why does it feel so surprising to hear a woman given that accolade. Join Lucy Scholes as she meets the award-winning author of Wayward and four other novels, celebrating the rare joy and complexity of midlife characters, from the accused widow in Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen to Olivia Colman’s haunting performance in ‘The Lost Daughter’. Together they ask: Why is this moment in life so disturbing and so powerful, and what can we learn from confronting it?

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