Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jonathan Lethem on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Jonathan Lethem who visits the Writers Institute tomorrow, was on "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross yesterday.

For Novelist Jonathan Lethem, Radicalism Runs In The Family

On why he decided to write a book about his family
"I knew that I had a kind of legacy: I grew up in a family of protesters. I never really had gone there. I wanted to touch it; I wanted to think about it. ... I was ready to think about my grandmother's weird, lonely, imperial existence in Sunnyside, Queens. And so those urges and those interests led me into the thicket."

More:  http://www.npr.org/2013/09/09/220660674/for-novelist-jonathan-lethem-radicalism-runs-in-the-family

More about Lethem's visit:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/lethem_jonathan13.html