Radio Hour: Literary Immortality, “Wolf Hall,” and the LA Times Festival of Books

This week’s segments include discussions on William Giraldi’s New Republic essay “Immortal Beloved: Why writers want fans who last forever” and Hilary Mantel’s wildly popular Wolf Hall; Laurie Winer reviews the Broadway hit Fun Home; and Maret Orliss, senior programming manager for the LA Times Festival of Books, talks about this coming weekend’s festival, now in its 20th year.

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


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



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