Long and Winding Roads

Season 09  Episode 5

Anaïs Mitchell spent more than a decade creating her multi-Tony Award-winning musical “Hadestown.” So all-encompassing was her task that it took an intervention by her husband for her to declare it complete.

It took writer Douglas Stuart years to come to terms with his difficult early life in Glasgow. With perspective gained by moving to the United States, his youth eventually became the basis for a Booker Prize-winning, best-selling novel.