Live Interview 5/19/21: Michael Lewis and Geraldine Brooks
Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks interviews Michael Lewis about his new book “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” They also discuss how Michael started his writing career and why growing up in New Orleans made him a better storyteller. This conversation was recorded as part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series and posted May 19, 2021. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Michael Lewis in conversation with Geraldine Brooks
Live Talks Los Angeles
Michael Lewis in conversation with Geraldine Brooks at Live Talks Los Angeles discussing his new book, “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” The talk aired on May 19, 2021 from the Live Talks Los Angeles studios. For more information on Live Talks Los Angeles-- upcoming talks, videos, podcast or our online store -- visit us at livetalksla.org and subscribe to this podcast.
Geraldine Brooks on the pandemic, the US and Tony Horwitz
Late Night Live - Separate stories podcast
In writing about the English village of Eyam in 2001, whose village members voluntarily chose to isolate themselves during the Bubonic Plague, Geraldine Brooks is in a unique position to observe our handling of COVID-19. A former foreign correspondent and award winning author, she talks with Phillip about her adopted home, the USA, the intense political climate, and the work of her late husband, Tony Horwitz, on the deep American south. Horwitz was, like Brooks, another Pulitzer Prize winning writer.
Episode 55 - Readalong discussion of March by Geraldine Brooks and our visit to Concord, MA
Episode Fifty Five Show NotesCW = Chris WolakEF = Emily FineJoin our Goodreads Group! Let us know what you want us to choose as the next read along. You can email, tweet or join the discussion on the Goodreads page.Giveaway!Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women – Anne Boyd Rioux (release date August 21st)to enter: email us by July 31, 2018 – firstname.lastname@example.orgPurchase Book Cougars Swag on Zazzle!– Currently Reading/Listening –Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW)The Masterpiece – Fiona Davis (EF)Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women – Anne Boyd Rioux (CW)(EF) release date August 21st– Just Read –The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After – Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil (EF)Chris DNF’d: The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House – Ben Rhodes (CW)Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life – Barbara Kingsolver (EF) (audio)Transcendental Wild Oats – Louisa May Alcott (CW)One of Ours – Willa Cather (CW)– Biblio Adventures –Chris and Emily went to Concord, MA and visited:Concord Public LibraryBarrow Bookstore – there audio series can be found hereConcord BookshopSally Ann Food ShopOrchard House – the home of Louisa May Alcott. To become a member click here.Ralph Waldo Emerson HouseThe Old ManseSleepy Hollow CemeteryEmily went to Breakwater Books to see Carl Zimmer discuss his book She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of HeredityJuly 19th Chris will be hosting the Willa Cather Book Club at Bookclub Bookstore & MoreEmily watched two movies:Me Before You based on the book by Jo Jo MoyesJack Reacher based on the book by Lee Child– Upcoming Jaunts – Chris is heading to Chicago and plans to go see the American Writers Museum and the Gwendolyn Brooks statueEmily is heading to Vermont and plans to go to: The Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, VT, Crow Bookshop and the Chubby Muffin in Burlington, VTJuly 19th Chris will be hosting the Willa Cather Book Club at Bookclub Bookstore & MoreJuly 28th – Dewey’s ReadathonSeptember 15th – Chris will moderate a session with Kimberly McCreight, author of the Outliers Trilogy, at Book Club Bookstore & More.– Upcoming Reads –Middlemarch – George Eliot(CW)Carnegie’s Maid – Marie Benedict (EF)– Readalong –March – Geraldine Brooks (CW)(EF)– Also Mentioned –Pilgrim’s Progress – John BunyanBeowulf – Steven MitchellThe English Patient – Michael OndaatjePBS Great American ReadMaud Martha – Gwendolyn BrooksRoof Beam Reader TBR ChallengeLibby AppHospital Sketches – Louisa May AlcottReconstucting Amelia – Kimberly McCreightMark Twain HouseLife is Beautiful movieConfederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War – Tony Horwitz
Andrew's out of the country so Craig's wife Laura joins the show to talk about Geraldine Brooks' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel March. March imagines the "offstage" of Mr. March, the largely absent father figure of Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women. What happens to an idealistic pacifist when confronted with the horrors of the Civil War? Where exactly did school recess come from? And who knew that Alcott's father ran a failed vegan compound in 19th-century Massachusetts?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks grew up in Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the mideast, Africa and the Balkans. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her second novel, March. Her novels Caleb’s Crossing and People of the Book were New York Times best sellers. Her first novel, Year of Wonders is an an international bestseller, translated into more than 25 languages and currently optioned for a major motion picture starring Andrew Lincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
'The Secret Chord' is a contemporary imagining of the life of the biblical King David. Geraldine Brooks recounts his life through the eyes of Nathan the prophet who is tantalizingly mentioned in the Bible as not just the one who confronted David but who wrote an account of David's life. The scrolls, if such there are, have yet to be found.