Susan Rosenberg talks about her prison memoir, AN AMERICAN RADICAL: A Political Prisoner In My Own Country. She exposes systematic human rights abuses in the U.S. prison system in her searing memoir of the 18 years she spent behind bars. And later, WV remembers Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Matthai.
Novelist Tahmima Anam discusses her novels of Bangla Desh. In 2008, WV spoke with Anam about her acclaimed debut novel A GOLDEN AGE. It was about one family’s experience in the Bangla Desh struggle for independence from Pakistan. Now she’s back with a terrific sequel: it’s called THE GOOD MUSLIM. WV airs our interviews about both books today. And host Francesca Rheannon reads two poems of the Bengali writer, Rabindranath Tagore.
Susan Freinkel talks about her fascinating exploration into our plastic world, PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. And science journalist Dan Ferber discusses CHANGING PLANET, CHANGING HEALTH, the book he co-wrote with epidemiologist Dr. Paul Epstein. It’s about epidemics and other health effects of global warming.
Update on Dr. Paul Epstein: WV regrets to announce the passing of Dr. Paul Epstein. He was a guide and mover in the world of public health. He will be missed.
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Teju Cole talks about his powerful and evocative novel, OPEN CITY and WV re-broadcasts a 2009 interview with Max Page about his book, THE CITY’S END: TWO CENTURIES OF FANTASIES, FEAR AND PREMONITIONS OF NEW YORK’S DESTRUCTION.
In addition to being a wonderful writer, Teju Cole is a photographer and a historian of early Netherlandish art, with an emphasis in Breughel.
Writers Voice host Francesca Rheannon talks with Cole about his perspective on photography and art in this Web-only excerpt from her interview with him.
Teju Cole black and white photography
Teju Cole color photography