Paul Harding

Paul Harding and Melissa Pritchard sit down with Shelf Unbound for two illuminating conversations about the art of storytelling—where, as Paul says, “every sentence [is] its own little cosmos” and as Melissa says, freedom lies in the novelist’s ability “to use language and form in a painterly, sophisticated, even risky ways.”

Listen to an interview with Paul Harding on NPR’s Weekend Edition and a performance on John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders.



Read more about the dramatic “Cinderella story” behind Tinkers in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Boston Globe.

Paul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: Enon and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tinkers. He teaches at Stony Brook Southampton.


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BLP Conversations: Paul Harding & David Oshinsky

Paul Harding in conversation at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University