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.
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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.
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