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Hannah Kent on Being an Impostor

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



Literary phenomenom Hannah Kent candidly discusses how, despite the success of her book, she felt like a fraud and didn’t deserve to be working in a field that she loved.
Literary phenomenom Hannah Kent candidly discusses how, despite the success of her book, she felt like a fraud and didn’t deserve to be working in a field that she loved. She also felt that others were vastly overestimating her abilities. Even more worrying was that Kent felt more validated when she didn’t meet expectations, almost like a twisted and self-destructive I-told-you-so scenario.