Amy Bloom was the guest for the February 2, 2010 for the Artists on Art KZSC. Author of six books, countless articles spanning a wide range of subjects, Ms. Bloom has been writing for over 20 years. Recently, she published a new book of short stories entitled, Where the God of Love Hangs Out.
Ms. Bloom gave a reading at the Book Shop Santa Cruz on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
We talked about many topics. Like every great writer, she has had a myriad of different jobs and careers from waitressing to psychotherapy. Currently, along with a book tour and working on a novel and a book of short stories, Ms. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University.
We spoke of her father who was journalist and the lessons she learned from watching him work. He passed away in February of 2009. I was inspired to ask about Murray Bloom after reading her beautiful piece in the Washington Post, “Writing Life: Amy Bloom, Lies, Memories and Other Research” in which she speaks of him and his influence.
We discussed the topics of her books and writings that range from non-fiction essays such as her book Normal on gender and identity to a fictional account of a legendary Russian immigrant woman from the 1920s that walks across the Bering Straits in her book, Away.
Listen to our show and hear Ms. Blooms answers that can be heard in entirety by clicking on the triangle below. [audio: http://www.miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/aoa2210.mp3]