Anne Lamott: Writers on the Record
with Victoria Lautman
Click play to listen. Recorded on March 25, 2007.
Radio host and journalist Victoria Lautman interviews author Anne Lamott following the publication of her collection of essays entitled Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith (2007). Lamott discusses such influences on her work as her relationship to her parents, her son’s departure for college, her conversion to Christianity after being raised as an atheist, and her turn toward sobriety.
Above: Detail from The Lamp by Mary Cassatt, 1891.
Anne Lamott’s novels include Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, All New People, and Crooked Little Heart. She has also written four bestselling books of nonfiction, among them Operating Instructions, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions of Writing and Life, Traveling Mercies, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, and Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith. A Guggenheim Fellow and Salon columnist, she is working on a new novel, entitled Imperfect Birds.
Victoria Lautman is the founder, host, and executive-producer of Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman. Prior to conceiving and founding this free, public series, Victoria was a featured host and contributor on Chicago Public Radio for two decades.