Why I Write
This is a keynote talk for the Windham-Campbell Writers Prizes Festival I gave at Yale, September 20, with an introduction by Daphne Brooks. The whole context, with the presentation of prizes to eight writers, is at the start. Daphne's talk and mine begin at 29 minutes. With thanks to Michael Kelleher of the Windham-Campbell Prizes and John Donatich of Yale University Press, publishers of the Windham-Campbell Prizes annual Why I Write titles, where this talk, drawn from a much longer chapter, is scheduled to appear in the fall of 2024.