Catching Life by the Throat

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Helen McCrory

Hart was a wonderful novelist—she wrote Damage, which has been made into a film, but also Sin and Oblivion—but she used to host these wonderful poetry evenings, and we’d all come and read for her at the library. First, she’d talk, without notes, for about 45 minutes about an author. She was never dry or academic, and would find ways to humanize her subjects.

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