Zoe Lewis, UVM first-year student & fiction writer, speaks of India, Ivan Ilyich & creative homage

Zoe Lewis

Zoe Lewis, a freshman anthropology major at UVM with a minor in community development, joined us Feb. 18 to read her story The Execution of Jay Shorry B., modern-day revisioning of Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich.

Listen to the show.

Read the original draft of The Execution of Jay Shorry B.

Lewis hails from Boston, Mass., where she is part of a family of four. Her parents are a therapist and an internal medicine doctor specializing in HIV/AIDS respectively, and her 21-year-old sister is  working as a journalist in Columbia with the human rights observatory.

Lewis’s interests include theatre, writing, skiing and travel. She spent the year after her high school graduation living in rural Orissa, India, where she worked as a middle school teacher with a grassroots development organization named AIDINDIA.

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