About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory .
Terrance Hayes: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
Seventy sonnets written in the first two hundred days of Trump's presidency, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin , by Terrance Hayes, flies out of the cages of literary, cultural, and historical forms. Warning : Today's episode contains strong language that some listeners may find offensive.
Nafissa Thompson-Spires: Heads of the Colored People
The stories in Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, try to capture what’s human in what otherwise may only be trends.
Tayari Jones: An American Marriage
Her fourth book, which took her six years to write, An American Marriage brought Tayari Jones to the attention of Oprah’s Book Club.
John Lanchester: The Wall
John Lanchester’s The Wall is a wild love story with a dystopian backdrop.