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October 22, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Jonathan Lethem, a writer’s writer, on his new novel “Dissident Gardens”

jonathanlethemYou can tell when someone is a writer’s writer – you say the name and the ears of English majors swivel to attention. That’s the class Jonathan Lethem is in.

Lethem has been wowing readers with his dazzling prose since his breakout book, “Motherless Brooklyn.” He’s just published a new novel, “Dissident Gardens,” a dizzying feat of writing about several generations of American radicals – American Communists, civil rights advocates, the Occupy Wall Street crowd, all protesting their hearts out and all based in the New York City borough of Queens.

Lethem discusses his new book and writing tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors interview program on state public affairs network TVW. It airs at 7 and 10 p.m. (in Seattle, on Comcast channel 23). Or, you can watch it here:

For more information, here’s the Seattle Times review.

 

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