Monday March 21, 2016

Orchid Thief author Susan Orlean reveals her musical obsessions

Author and journalist Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin) shares the music that's shaped her as a writer and person.

Author and journalist Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin) shares the music that's shaped her as a writer and person. (Kelly Davidson)

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As part of our ongoing q playlist series, New Yorker journalist and author Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin) shares the music that's been significant in her life and career. 

Orlean's playlist is a trip through her past. She says the tracks conjure up memories of college, love lost, and the experience of hearing a new song, which she likens to trying a new flavour and wondering, "Where has this been all my life?"

Here's her tracklist: