Francine Prose Unlocks the Life and Diary of Anne Frank

BY Arts Desk  October 2, 2009 at 11:18 AM EST

Anne Frank is known around the world for the extraordinary diary she wrote while hiding with her family in Amsterdam during World War II. A new book by writer Francine Prose called ‘Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife’ asks how much we really know about Frank and her famous work, and wonders what more the talented young writer could have produced if she had not died in a concentration camp as a teenager. Francine Prose is the author of 15 novels and other works of nonfiction, including “Reading Like a Writer,” and she joined me to discuss her new book this week.