Autumn and Kendra chat with Maggie O'Farrell about her first work of nonfiction, I Am, I Am, I Am. O'Farrell talks about why she wanted to write a memoir, after seven novels, and discusses her relationship with mortality, which inspired her to write about her seventeen brushes with death.
Maggie O'Farrell is the author of seven novels, After You'd Gone, My Lover's Lover, The Distance Between Us, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, The Hand That First Half Mine, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, Instruction for a Heatwave, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, This Must Be the Place and I Am, I Am, I Am. She lives in Edinburgh.
Music Composed and Recorded by Isaac and Sarah Greene