Nina MacLaughlin: Hammerhead

MON, MAR 16, 2015 (31:56)

Former Boston Phoenix editor Nina MacLaughlin discusses her book Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter—a book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks: the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter. (Photo: Vicky Hugheston/Flickr)

+ BIO: Nina MacLaughlin

Nina MacLaughlin is the author of Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung, a re-telling of Ovid’s Metamorphoses told from the perspective of the female figures transformed, published by FSG/FSG Originals in November, 2019. Her first book was the acclaimed memoir Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter. Formerly an editor at the Boston Phoenix, MacLaughlin then worked for nine years as a carpenter, and is now a books columnist for The Boston Globe. Her work has appeared on or in The Paris Review Daily, The Believer, American Short Fiction, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, Meatpaper, and elsewhere. She carves spoons and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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