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Writers' Reel: Quick Hit Insights From our Favorite Authors

On Writers’ Reel this week, we take a look at the PBS show Charlie Rose. The TV talk show host and journalist has invited many celebrated authors to sit and converse about their process. This 13-minute video features clips of Joan Didion, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.

“A book is somebody’s best self. I’m better when I’m writing. I’m more considerate. I'm more humane. You’re trying to write about other people, you’re not thinking about yourself." Zadie Smith 

Watch Zadie Smith talk about the power of words and Joan Didion confess to facing difficulty in writing novels.  


To view more Charlie Rose interviews, click here.