Little Atoms 350 – Marina Keegan & The Opposite of Loneliness

Posted on October 29, 2014 by


Marina Keegan (1989 – 2012) was an author, journalist, playwright, poet, actress and activist, and for two years a research assistant to Harold Bloom, all before she graduated from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Then five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. In the aftermath of her death, while her family and friends grieved, last essay for the Yale Daily News, ‘The Opposite of Loneliness‘, went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. A collection, The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories has been published in the UK by Simon & Schuster, In this interview Neil talks about both Marina and the book with Beth McNamara, Marina’s former high school English teacher, and Kevin and Tracy Keegan, Marina’s parents. This is the 350th episode of Little Atoms.

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