Novelist Reed Karaim joins Marrie Stone to talk about his novel, The Winter in Anna. Reed discusses the unknowable nature of characters and human beings, and the unconventional yet effective approach he chose to reveal character. He talks about writing his hometown landscape, his elegy to the newspaper industry, and bringing minor characters to life.
In the second half, Luis Alberto Urrea joins to talk about his latest story collection, The Water Museum. Luis shares his funny, poignant, very personal, and always heartfelt perspectives on the world and where it’s headed. And listening to his infectious love of music, lyrics, and language is always inspiring.
(Broadcast date: January 4, 2017)