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Monday, April 25, 2016

Jarett Kobek and John D'Agata with Nicole Nelson

Jarett Kobek, author of I Hate the Internetjoins Nicole Nelson to talk about developing a POV that was influenced by Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, his attempt to try to mirror the jagged way information comes at you on the internet, and his advice to writers: learn to enjoy suffering.

Then John D'Agata, editor of The Making of the American Essay talks about his twenty years working on this three-volume series of anthologies on essays that concludes with this work. He also shares thoughts on what makes an essay a challenging form to write, but one that when done right has the potential to capture and share a piece of humanity.

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(Broadcast date: April 20, 2016)

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