Sep 8, 2019
Journalist, book/music critic, and memoirist Thomas Larson is the
author of "Spirituality and the Writer: A Personal Inquiry"
(Swallow Press). He has also written "The Sanctuary of Illness: A
Memoir of Heart Disease" (Hudson Whitman), "The Saddest Music Ever
Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'"
(Pegasus Press), and "The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and
Writing Personal Narrative" (Swallow Press). He is a twenty-year
staff writer for the San Diego Reader, a six-year book review
editor for River Teeth, and a former music critic for the Santa Fe
His Kindle books include "What Exactly Happened: Four Essays on the Craft of Memoir," "We Are Their Heaven: A Family Memoir," "On the Poetry of James Wright," and "Awash in Celebrity Authors."
As a lecturer, Larson speaks about his book on heart disease, holds workshops on "Writing the Memoir" and "Writing the Spiritual Memoir," edits nonfiction manuscripts, and gives talks on jazz, American composers, and nonfiction narrative.
His website is thomaslarson.com. When not on the road or spending time in Santa Fe, Larson lives with his partner Suzanna Neal in San Diego
We taped this conversation on May 30, 2019. Thanks for listening and "Be a Yes-Sayer to What Is".
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