Writers on a New England Stage: Tracy Kidder

Oct 20, 2009

Tracy Kidder tells true stories. He is one of the masters of the narrative non-fiction genre. He’s won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for works which combine fine writing with solid reporting, often from places we would never choose to go.

Tracy Kidder’s new book, Strength In What Remains, tells the story of a young African medical student who narrowly escapes civil war and the Rwandan genocide and lands in New York as a penniless refugee. It’s a terrifying journey, sometimes mere paces away from the muffled cries and charred remains of terror. It’s also a story of extraordinary courage.

Today, Word of Mouth presents a conversation with Tracy Kidder, from the "Writers on a New England Stage" series.