Active Voice: Writers Respond

Nancy Lord

Episode Summary

Former commercial fisherman and Alaska writer laureate Nancy Lord’s work’s been infused with the political and the environmental since well before the 2016 election. Her 2011 book Early Warming showed Alaska on the front lines of climate change. Her latest novel, PH, tells the story of ocean acidification through all too human characters, humor and grace.

Episode Notes

Former commercial fisherman and Alaska writer laureate Nancy Lord’s work’s been infused with the political and the environmental since well before the 2016 election. Her 2011 book Early Warming showed Alaska on the front lines of climate change. Her latest novel, PH, tells the story of ocean acidification through all too human characters, humor and grace.

Nancy’s also a teacher and mentor to writing students in Homer and in the University of Alaska Anchorage MFA program. And as she told 49 Writers board member and podcast host Katie Bausler, she has strong feelings about the responsibility of writers in these times.

Original music by Liz Snyder and Alex Kotlasrz.