News: Talking Mrs Van Gogh On Storytime In Paris
I'll always take the opportunity to talk about Johanna van Gogh-Bonger.
Here I am on Storytime in Paris. It's also available from where you listen to podcasts.
Caroline’s latest novel, Mrs. Van Gogh, is the story of twenty-eight year old Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger, sister-in-law to artist Vincent Van Gogh. It’s through her eyes that we meet the Van Gogh brothers: charming Theo and unstable, drug-addled, starving artist Vincent. What became of Vincent’s art after their deaths is thanks, in large part, to Johanna, and yet we know so little about her.
In our conversation, Caroline explains what drew her to Johanna, what new insights she learned into Vincent, the photograph that inspired it all, and so much more. Then, she treats us to a reading from “Mrs. Van Gogh.”