Radio Hour: BEK, “The Violet Hour” and The American West

May 5, 2016

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This week’s show features Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, a longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker and a writer and producer on HBO's Girls, talking about his new memoir I Was a Child. We also talk with author and critic Katie Roiphe about her new book The Violet Hour, stories of writers coping with death, and with David Gessner about his new book All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West.


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