A Revealing Look at an Ambitious Young Writer With John Felstiner. We remember Anne Frank’s diary as a heartbreaking look into a private life tragically cut short. But Francine Prose argues that Anne Frank’s book was intended for the public, and if history had been different, would likely have been the first of many in the young author’s career. With the understanding one great writer has for another, Prose deftly parses the artistry and enduring influence of The Diary of a Young Girl. Discover a side of Anne Frank you might not have known: the ambitious writer tirelessly perfecting her craft. John Felstiner is a Stanford professor and author of Can Poetry Save the Earth? and Paul Celan.
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Geraldine Brooks is an Australian author and journalist and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller.
John Hoyer Updike’s most famous work is his Rabbit series. He was widely recognized for his careful craftsmanship, highly stylistic prose, and prolific output, having published more than twenty novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children’s books.
Prose is an American novelist and president of PEN American Center. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968, received a Guggenheim fellowship and has sat on the board of judges for the PEN/Newman’s Own Award. Her novel Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award.