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Finding 'The Center of Everything' with Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison
Jamie Harrison

This week, Lauren is in conversation with novelist Jamie Harrison, author of The Center of Everything. Their conversation meanders through family mythologies; her father is renowned Montana poet and writer Jim Harrison. Jamie ruminates on her lure to water — particularly to the Yellowstone River in Livingston, Montana — and the slippery nature of memory.

About Jamie:

Jamie Harrison, who has lived in Montana with her family for more than thirty years, has worked as a caterer, a gardener, and an editor, and is the author of six novels. She was awarded the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Book Award for The Widow Nash and was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award.

Jamie recommends:

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (Back Bay Books)
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell (Alfred A. Knopf)
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (Penguin Random House)

Lauren recommends:

The Family of Woman by Jerry Mason (Perigee Trade)
Motherhood by Sheila Heti (Henry Holt and Co.)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Vintage Books, Penguin Random House)

Lauren R. Korn holds an M.A. in poetry from the University of New Brunswick, where she was the recipient of the Tom Riesterer Memorial Prize and the Angela Ludan Levine Memorial Book Prize. A former bookseller and the former Director of the Montana Book Festival, she is now an Arts and Culture Producer at Montana Public Radio and the host of it’s literature-based radio program and podcast, ‘The Write Question.’
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