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The Habit Podcast: Amy Alznauer

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Amy Alznauer, author of The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity and The Strange Birds of Flannery O’Connor, professor of calculus and number theory at Northwestern University, and writer in residence at St. Gregory the Great, a Catholic church in Chicago.

The Strange Birds of Flannery O’Connor just released yesterday, June 16th.

In this episode, Jonathan and Amy discuss Flannery O’Connor’s early-onset fascination and self-identification with birds and the way they taught her how people react to strangeness, how Amy’s father taught her to love mathematics, and the ways in which both math and writing invite the discovery of a happiness that was there before you found it.

Transcripts are now available for The Habit Podcast. Click here to access them.

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