Martin Amis: Lionel Asbo

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book.jpgLionel Asbo: State of England (Knopf)
How does a writer make a good character endearing when readers want to root for the villain? British novelist Martin Amis discusses our sympathy for the devil, the snowballing corruption and evil of the present, and the acrobatics of keeping up with his characters.

 

Banner image: Maximilian Schoenherr

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Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Connie Alvarez, Alan Howard