We hear clips from five of the top ten shows of 2011, including novelists Tahmima Anam, and Teju Cole, journalist James Kaplan, memoirist Susan Rosenberg and marine ecologist Carl Safina. We also tell you about five other show episodes that made the list.
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