Picture of Ayn Rand―A Writer is Born (MP3 download)

Ayn Rand―A Writer is Born (MP3 download)

By Shoshana Milgram


How did Ayn Rand, at nine, make the “great decision” to be a writer? First, she discovered an inspiring fictional hero: Captain Cyrus Paltons, mentally and physically unstoppable. Then, in the summer of 1914, she entertained her sisters by creating stories about chorus girls—and discovered her ability to invent exciting adventures. A writer’s career, she realized, would allow her to apply a talent she relished to a mission she valued. One century ago, a writer was born.

This talk was recorded at the 2014 Objectivist Summer Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

(MP3 download, 69 MB)