Author Ursula Le Guin gives Owen Bennett Jones a lesson in science fiction and talks about how her work has been influenced by anthropology and Taoism. She also tells the story of Ishi, a native American who escaped the massacre of his tribe.
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In Margaret Atwood’s new novel, a natural disaster has altered the earth and wiped out most human life. Two women survive, and "The Year of the Flood" is their story. We speak with the author about her career, the new book and what she thinks the future holds for our fragile planet.
Author Dave Eggers joins us to discuss his new book "Zeitoun," which tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-American man who chose to stay in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Eggers’ previous books include "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and "What is the What." He’s the editor of McSweeney’s and co-editor of the Voice of Witness series which is designed to illuminate contemporary human crises through oral history.