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Karen Swallow Prior, Ph. D., is Professor of English at Liberty University, where she has won multiple teaching awards. She writes frequently on literature, culture, ethics, and ideas. Her writing appears at Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Think Christian, The Gospel Coalition, Books and Culture and other places. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012), Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson, 2014), and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Literature (Brazos, 2018).

In this episode Hilary sits down with author and professor Karen Swallow Prior to talk about her new book, On Reading Well, how she launched a career as an author, and what she has learned since she was in a bus accident in May 2018 leaving her in a wheelchair for three months.

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"Reading well leads to living well."

"I want to encourage people to read books that make demands on you and be OK with books that are challenging."

"When we learn about characters, we shape our own character."

Recommended Reading from Karen:Madam Bovary

Connect with Karen on Twitter and Instagram. Get your copy of On Reading Well here.

Connect with Hilary on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also catch the episode of Melissa's "Figuring It Out" podcast in which Hilary is guest discussing how to work from home productively. This episode is sponsored by the Side Hustle Starter Kit.

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