Recorded on November 9, 2008.
A treat for readers and writers alike, Colson Whitehead, author of such fictional dazzlers as Sag Harbor (2009) and Apex Hides the Hurt (2006), reads from his parody how-to anthology, How to Write and the Art of Writing: Writers Write About Writing.
As Whitehead touches on everything from writers’ block to the perfect sentence, from Saul Bellow to T.S. Eliot, he proves that writing is a sport without rules. His collection of essays, alternately based on real people or written under pseudonym, is funny and provocative. Whitehead, a master performer, enhances his reading selections with animated storytelling.