Writer Kathryn Schulz on the cyclical nature of love and loss

A woman poses with her book
Kathryn Schulz is a journalist and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Her new memoir is “Lost and Found.”
Casey Cep | Courtesy photo from Penguin Random House.

Writer and journalist Kathryn Schulz met the woman she would marry just 18 months before her cherished father died. Both events were seismic shifts in her life, and as she writes in her new memoir, “Lost and Found,” the loss made the joy somehow sweeter.

“In quick succession, I found one foundational love and lost another,” she writes. “Ever since, both the wonder and the fragility of life have been exceptionally present to me.”

This Friday on Big Books and Bold Ideas, host Kerri Miller talks with Schulz about the way death and life intertwine and how love inevitably brings with it the prospect of pain. But ultimately, it’s worth the risk.


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