Namwali Serpell & Martin Puchner on A Novel Idea – April 5, 2020

Namwali Serpell is an Associate Professor at UC Berkeley and a well-published cultural critic who has now released an epic novel of Zambia; it is sweeping in scope, wildly imaginative, and grounded in the place along the Zambezi River called The Old Drift Suzanne M. Lang talks with Namwali about it all.

Also featured is Martin Puchner, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, a Guggenheim Fellow, and literary scholar takes us from Homer to Harry Potter in his exciting look at how the written word has created us, socially, spiritually, and economically in his book The Written World, The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization.

A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

(All photos courtesy of authors)

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