A staple in the ongoing American literary conversation, the Thalia Book Club features a conversation with an author and actor performance. On this episode, writer Nicole Krauss discusses her new novel, Great House, and the inspiration behind it. Actress Lois Smith also makes an appearance and gives a beautiful performance of Krauss' work. Finally, fans of the New Yorker fiction podcast will appreciate Deborah Treisman's personable work as emcee. This series is wonderful for any writer or literary fan who wants to be a part of a great conversation!
A large wooden desk with many drawers is at the mysterious center of Krauss' deeply engrossing new novel of interwoven lives. The author of the best-selling The History of Love discusses her 2010 National Book Award nominated book, with Deborah Treisman (fiction editor at The New Yorker). An excerpt will be performed by Lois Smith. Performance playlist: Reading by Lois Smith, conversation between Nicole Krauss and Deborah Treisman, and a discussion with the audience.