Life and literature after 9/11

On Thursday night I spent the evening with a delightful group of people at the Loft Literary Center, discussing literature about 9/11.

The event was hosted by GRANTA literary magazine, and I was joined by authors Marlon James and Susan Power, as well as human rights professor and activist Barbara Frey.

The conversation was inspires by GRANTA’s latest edition, which features an array of memoir, fiction, journalism and poetry all in some way taking on the lasting consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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The following morning, GRANTA editor John Freeman was Kerri Miller’s guest on Midmorning, as they discussed both how literature has been shaped by 9/11, and also how it has shaped our understanding of the event. They were joined by novelist Jess Walter, whose book “The Zero” was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award.

You can listen to their conversation by clicking on the audio link below:

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