Vivian Gornick: re-reading, love, and living alone

From Saturday Morning, 10:05 am on 7 May 2016
 Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick. Photo: Mitchell Bach

While she has written essays, criticisms and biographies, Vivian Gornick is acclaimed for her personal narrative. Her first memoir, Fierce Attachments (1987), described her relationship with her mother and her upbringing in the Bronx by her Jewish immigrant parents.

In her new book The Odd Woman and The City, she takes stock of a life saved from loneliness by New York City, where she has spent most of her 80 years.

She talks to Kim Hill on the eve of her visit to New Zealand for the Auckland Writer's Festival.