Isotopia – Ellie Belew

2017 Jack Straw Writer Ellie Belew’s mytho-historic novel, Isotopia, examines the intersection of science, one’s sense of place, and the personal life of a female physicist working on the Manhattan Project.  In her interview with Jourdan Imani Keith, Ellie discusses Post-WWII America, the emergence of the modern woman, and the ways in which these themes are echoing in modern times. “To me, the way that stories work . . . is that they can give you kind of a double-vision. You can see the thing that went on in the story and it makes you see what’s going on with you and around you differently.”

Music by the Steve Griggs Ensemble, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.