“We’re All Curating Our Personal Cultures” – Talking to Pulitzer Prize-winner Margo Jefferson
Sunday, 5 June
Pulitzer Prize-winner Margo Jefferson tells Dorian Lynskey about her wide-ranging career as a critic. She discusses shedding light on the lives of everyone from Tina Turner to Michael Jackson, being the first Black woman book critic at Newsweek, and writing on race, class and gender at the New York Times. They also discuss her new book, Constructing a Nervous System, and ask can you ever separate art from the artist?
“We're all curating our personal cultures.”
"I felt I had to be impeccable to brilliant... there's a certain high standard you don't slip beneath."
"I realised I could bring the critics tools of questioning and probing to myself."
Written and presented by Dorian Lynskey. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Jade Bailey. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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