Joan Schenkar, biographer, playwright and author of The Talented Miss Highsmith, talks about writing biography and Patricia Highsmith on Writers on Writing. If you've read or seen The Talented Mr. Ripley or Strangers on a Train, then you know Highsmith's work, because she wrote both. And Schenkar's biography is one of the best I've read. It's a literary biography. There's much to learn here about the form.
(Broadcast date: June 20, 2012)