KCRW's Bookworm


Arts, Literature

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Literature 41
Arts 137

A must for the serious reader Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the shows host and guiding spirit Michael Silverblatt.


Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad

September 15th, 2016

Episode 130 of 135 episodes

Colson Whitehead's new great American novel depicts a real underground railroad that transports a fugitive slave to stops that defy time and history, highlighting the daily struggles of black people, past and present.