News and the Novel

Friday, March 21, 2014

Transcript

For the past four years novelist David Bezmozgis has been writing a book set in Crimea. His forthcoming novel, The Betrayers, was intended to be set in August 2014, but that isn't possible now. Brooke speaks with Bezmozgis, as he sits between manuscript lock and book release, about trying to adjust his fictional story set in a fraught, factual place. 

Guests:

David Bezmozgis

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [2]

Kilian Metcalf from Arizona

All those ignorant Americans who have never heard of Crimea don't include nurses. Florence Nightingale, anyone?

Mar. 27 2014 11:09 AM
Eric Goebelbecker from Maywood, NJ

Did he really ask if the publishing industry can use digital technology? Really?

One can turn a word doc into a Kindle book in literally minutes. "5 months to build a catalog" sounds like a buggy whip manufacturer's excuse to me.

Mar. 23 2014 12:11 PM

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