This week’s show features historian and journalist Jon Wiener, who was among hundreds of writers who signed a letter of protest against the PEN American Center’s recognition of Charlie Hebdo with the 2015 Freedom of Expression Courage Award on Tuesday night. Also, Tom interviews Laila Lalami, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Moor’s Account, and Tom, Laurie, and Seth talk about the value of literary prizes in general.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin.

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LARB Radio Hour airs every Wednesday at 8 p.m. on KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles.