It’s as hard to introduce writers as it is to make movies about them. Here’s what they do: they sit and write things. Not exactly lives crammed with event. I can say this: Tracy K. Smith won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection Life on Mars. She teaches at Princeton and lives in Brooklyn, which seems plenty eventful to me.
PERSON: her grandmother
PLACE: Restaurant Ocaso, Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico (up the road from here)
THING: the princess line