Bookworm

Bookworm

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Joan Silber writes about life's strange surprises in her new book, “Secrets of Happiness."

Not a comicbook, but literally illustrated text, “Street Cop,” written by Robert Coover and inhabited by Art Spiegelman.

Edward St. Aubyn discusses his new book, “Double Blind,” and writing about the problems with consciousness that have long fascinated his consciousness.

Domenico Ingenito speaks about his book, “Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry.”

Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write “Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.”

Sandi Tan speaks about writing “Lurkers” with a gut feeling, and following an emotional momentum.

Rachel Cusk’s “Second Place” wants to render the sensations and apprehensions of living that are pretty much beyond language.

“Status Update,” the mini-narratives of George Toles, accompanied by magnificent art responses from Cliff Eyland.