SunLit Interview: In “Slow Arrow,” Kathryn Winograd wove threads of her mother’s voice

I’ve been waiting for this. Right at the moment when we all went into lockdown at the start of the pandemic and my mother would begin a series of emergency room visits that led finally in just a few months to the hospice, my book, slow arrow: unearthing the frail children, came out. My mother never got to read it. It was one of the saddest times in my life. The book went on to win a bronze medal in essay for the independent publishers book award, a prize that put me next to lia purpura, who won the gold medal and is one of my favorite essayists. I was thankful to do this interview, which brought me back to my mother and those trips we made across teller county. I can still hear my mother, Ohio native of beautiful red and orange trees, complaining in fall: “What, another yellow leaf?” This is an interview about the journey of one book and the love for a mother.

Slow Arrow BookCover

You can read an excerpt of Sky Glow here.

4 thoughts on “SunLit Interview: In “Slow Arrow,” Kathryn Winograd wove threads of her mother’s voice

  1. Fine interview with Colorado Sun! Congrats! I also learned from it the names of several creative nonfiction writers I’ll be looking for.

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  2. Wonderful interview, Kathy!

    On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM Kathryn Winograd wrote:

    > Kathryn Winograd posted: ” I’ve been waiting for this. Right at the moment > when we all went into lockdown at the start of the pandemic and my mother > would begin a series of emergency room visits that led finally in just a > few months to the hospice, my book, slow arrow: unearth” >

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