LARB Radio Hour: Morgan Jerkins’s Vulnerable Bravery

LARB Radio Hour: Morgan Jerkins’s Vulnerable Bravery
By LARB AV –  June 1, 2018

Morgan Jerkins, author of This Will Be My Undoing, talks with co-hosts Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher about tackling the personal as political as a black woman author in these troubled times, nuancing what each of those terms mean. Also, Ijeoma Oluo returns to recommend Daniel Jose Older’s young adult Shadowshaper series. Morgan also talks about the struggle that all writers face — the voices inside our heads telling us that we can’t or shouldn’t — and how she found the balance between acknowledging vulnerability while embracing bravery.