Remembering Feminist Author Jill Ker Conway on Fresh Air – Today at 4 pm

Jun 14, 2018

Jill Ker Conway
Credit Smith College

We remember feminist author and the first female president of Smith College, Jill Ker Conway.  She died Friday at the age of 83.  She was raised on a remote sheep farm in Australia, where her first schooling was through correspondence.  She wrote three acclaimed memoirs. The first, The Road From Coorain about her life in Australia (1989) was the basis for a Masterpiece Theatre film on PBS.  Her second memoir about coming to America where she attended Harvard, True North, and then A Woman's Education.   She also wrote the book When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography, which explores the ways memoirs by men and women differ.  She also edited several collections of memoirs.   We listen back to portions of three interviews Terry did with her.

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