On PBS NewsHour yesterday, correspondent Spencer Michels interviewed General Editor Robert Hirst and Editors Harriet Elinor Smith and Benjamin Griffin of the Mark Twain Project, along with UC Press author and Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin, about the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain.

They discussed the Autobiography‘s development and offered a preview of the thoughts, memories and opinions that Twain will reveal for the first time, 100 years after his death. The Mark Twain Project and UC Press will publish the first of three volumes of the Autobiography of Mark Twain in November.

The segment also includes a reading of an excerpt of a previously unpublished Mark Twain essay called “Concerning the Interview.” Read more on the PBS NewsHour blog, and watch the clip from PBS NewsHour, embedded below: