Fierce Womxn Writing - Inspiring You to Write More

Patricia Engel - Author of Infinite Country, a Reese's Book Club Pick

March 04, 2021 Sara Gallagher - she/her Season 1 Episode 66
Fierce Womxn Writing - Inspiring You to Write More
Patricia Engel - Author of Infinite Country, a Reese's Book Club Pick
Show Notes

Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country. The novel follows teenager Talia as she and her family grapple with their mixed-immigration statuses, offering an intimate perspective on an experience that so many have endured - and are enduring right now.

Rich with Bogotá urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality of the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed-status family - for whom every triumph is stitched with regret, and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred. 

Patricia Engel is also the author of Vida, which won Colombia’s national book award. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

In this episode, we discuss her writing process, and:

  • Writing by natural light
  • Keeping your writing appointments
  • Her unique approach to revision (hint: it involves re-writing)
  • And more

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