Sue Monk Kidd

Tune in to listen to Sue Monk Kidd on writing—how she sees it and treats it both as prayer and as the hard work it invariably is. We touch upon Sue’s strong female characters, and her circles of women who show up in all her books. This is a wide-ranging conversation about wisdom and what we pay attention to, about writing fiction and memoir, and about how parts of Sue herself showed up in her latest protagonist, Anna, without Sue even realizing just how revealing she’d been.


Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S., was turned into an award-winning major motion picture and a musical, and has been translated into 36 languages. Her second and third novels, The Mermaid Chair and The Invention of Wings were also New York Times bestsellers. She is the author of the acclaimed memoirs The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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