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Marginalia: Maggie O'Farrell

Murdo Macleod

Irish author Maggie O’Farrell is best known for her fiction, with a half-dozen novels on her bibliography. But her newest work is non-fiction: a collection of essays about her brushes with death.

The title of book is from a line in Sylvia Plath’s "The Bell Jar," and sounds like the "old brag" of a heart: I Am, I Am, I Am.

I recently spoke with Maggie O’Farrell via Skype about the memoir, her first foray into non-fiction. Here’s our conversation:

And if you listened to the commentary on air, this is what you heard:

Maggie O'Farrell | Marginalia, the commentary


I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell was published by Knopf.

Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita. Edited by Lu Anne Stephens; produced by Beth Golay.

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