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VIDEO: Esi Edugyan: “I’ve Wanted To Be A Writer Since I Was 13”

Often writers feel that urge to put their thoughts out in the world as young children. 2012 Anisfield-Wolf winner Esi Edugyan felt the bug as a pre-teen after she drafted a piece of poetry that was so good, her mother insisted she must have copied it from a book. From then on, being a writer was an ultimate goal of a young Ms. Edugyan. Check out this short video presentation put together for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize and learn more about her thoughts on the writing process, whether she’ll ever use social media to converse with fans, and how she feels when she completes a first draft.

  • Cindy Schulz

    May 15, 2012

    Listening to Esi Edugyan’s Half Blood Blues on audiobook was a real treat. The velvet baritone voice of narrator Kyle Riley sounds like music.

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