07 May Stay linked to BABEL authors
Stay linked to BABEL authors: a roundup of BABEL links from around the internet
Missing BABEL? Us, too. If you’re looking for literary inspiration, here’s a roundup of links—videos, articles, podcasts, and more—featuring past BABEL authors.
Learn about the books that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie loves, reads while working, and keeps on her nightstand in this “By The Book” interview from the New York Times—a quick, fun Q&A that will leave you with a ton of book recommendations.
Viet Thanh Nguyen appears in—and recommends watching—the upcoming documentary Asian Americans, premiering May 11 & 12 on PBS.
Me at 21 or 22, in 1993, as a UC Berkeley student, in the PBS documentary “Asian Americans,” debuting May 11-12 from @rtajima & @anothergracelee. Amazing series with all kinds of interviews & images never seen before. Plus you see how badly I’ve aged.https://t.co/8OSRnL4hqJ pic.twitter.com/pANCH8fVaP
— viet thanh nguyen (@viet_t_nguyen) April 27, 2020
For witty banter and Brontë hot takes, check out the podcast Marlon and Jake Read Dead People, co-hosted by Marlon James and Jake Morrissey, his editor at Riverhead Books. In their words, they discuss “books and authors we think are worth knowing more about, and we’re going to be honest. Brutally, unsparingly honest. Which is why these authors have to be dead.”
More than one BABEL author has joined Cheryl Strayed on the phone in Sugar Calling, her new podcast out through the New York Times. The series premiered with George Saunders, and featured Amy Tan at the end of April in a discussion about family and “the long arc of resilience.”
Have a BABEL-related link recommendation to add to the next roundup? Email Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org!