On Tuesday December 11th, Amy talks with David Mura about his latest work A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity & Narrative Craft in Writing, a book on creative writing that addresses our increasingly diverse American Literature. Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet and performance artist who brings a unique perspective to our multi-racial and multi-cultural society. A third-generation Japanese-American, he has written intimately about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality and history.
Conor talks with John Wray about his new novel Godsend. Wray explores the circumstances that could impel a young American to abandon identity and home to become an Islamist militant, inspired by the true-life events of John Walker Lindh. Wray is a novelist and regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.