These Writers Featured In Three Films About Their Lives and Art

Recognizing the birthdays of W.G. Sebald, Nora Ephron, and Jane Kenyon

For this week’s Bidwell Hollow, I settled on a theme early in the process. Each writer I was highlighting was the basis of at least one documentary film. But then I noticed a less fortunate connection.

Each writer died, if not exactly young, then earlier than most. Poet Jane Kenyon died at 49. W.G. Sebald didn’t make it out of his 50s. And Nora Ephron pa…

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