Gore Vidal discussed his writing life with Jay Parini. Among the topics they discussed were his book on Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Americans' unfamiliarity with their past.


Gore Vidal discusses his writing life in a conversation with the audience.
 Mr. Vidal responded to questions from audience members. Gore Vidal is the author of more than twenty books, including Lincoln, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, and Palimpsest: A Memoir. He has also written five plays, numerous screenplays, and two hundred essays. He won the 1993 National Book Award for United States: Essays, 1952 - 1992. Gore Vidal: Writer Against The Grain was edited by Jay Parini. "Writer Against the Grain" was a session of the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar, held at the San Carlos Institute.

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