Episode 143: You Should Have Known with Rebecca KellerMay 10, 2023
Her Debut Novel Explores Aging, Grief and Revenge
Rebecca Keller has published her debut novel at the age of 64. She’s an internationally exhibited artist, a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an NEA Award-winner and a Fulbright Scholar.
But once upon a time she worked as a house-cleaner, shuttle driver, waitress, and nursing home cook.
She got a graduate degree to improve her lot, and ended up working in museums. She became a professor while making her own art at night. Eventually, she began writing fiction and her short stories have been nominated for a Pushcart prize.
In this conversation, we talk about her suspenseful debut novel, You Should Have Known which is set in a nursing home and explores aging, grief and revenge.
Will the invisibility of old age allow a grieving grandmother to get away with murder?
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