Lecture: "Strength in What Remains" (May 3rd, 2010)
Following the war, Kidder obtained his MA from the University of Iowa, where he participated in the Writers’ Workshop, a program known for the literary accomplishments of its faculty and alumni. It was there that Kidder met Atlantic Monthly Contributing Editor Dan Wakefield, who helped him get his first assignment for the magazine as a freelance writer. Kidder’s articles in The Atlantic have covered a broad array of topics, ranging from railroads, to energy, architecture, the environment among others.
I’m a little suspicious of the great, overarching view. It always leaves something out. What interests me is trying to catch the reflection of the human being on the page. I’m interested in how ordinary people live their lives.
Tracy Kidder’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Granta and The New York Times Book Review and The New York Times OpEd page and he has also written several short works of fiction. Kidder lives with his wife in western Massachusetts and in Maine.
Strength in What Remains (Random House, 2009)
My Detachment (Random House, 2005)
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (Random House, 2003)
Home Town (Random House, 1999)
Old Friends (Houghton Mifflin, 1993)
Among Schoolchildren (Houghton Mifflin, 1989)
House (Houghton Mifflin, 1985)
The Soul of a New Machine (Little, Brown, 1981)
1989 Robert F. Kennedy Award Winner for Among Schoolchildren
1982 National Book Award Winner for Soul of a New Machine
1982 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Soul of a New Machine
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