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Joanna Catherine Scott

Fiction, Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20020605, 20011003

This Australian born writer discusses her third novel, The Lucky Gourd Shop, which is a fictional tale based on her three adopted children’s memories of their biological parents in Korea.  She also reads from the companion collection of poetry, Birth Mother, which won the 2000 Longleaf Press Poetry Award, a chapbook that celebrates human resilience in troubled times. 

| Subject Matter: Family, Adoption, Korea | Interview Year: 2001 | Genre: Fiction, Poetry | Awards: 2000 Longleaf Press Poetry Award |

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