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Elizabeth Wason

Elizabeth Wason talks about science writing and her work as managing editor for Resources for the Future, a DC think tank. We talk about getting accessible expert insight and research in front of policymakers. We also talk about writing through editing, about “getting out of the way” in collaboration, and about creating visually compelling composition. …

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David Maraniss

DavidĀ Maraniss reads from his twelfth book A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My FatherĀ (Simon & Schuster 2019). We talk about what it means to be American, the Spanish Civil War, 1952 and now, HUAC, and his father’s typed imperfect S. We also hear his father’s full statement that he was not allowed to …

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Fatima Farheen Mirza

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Fatima Farheen Mirza about her novel A Place For Us (SJP for Hogarth/Penguin 2018); they talk about family relationships, the challenges of writing a first novel, and how characters can live on after a story is done. Download Audio  

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