Why Novels?

PBS anchor Jim Lehrer, cultural critic Kurt Andersen, Yale Law professor Stephen Carter, and former UN official Shashi Tharoor all are distinguished writers of novels - all of whom have high-profile, demanding "day jobs" too. Why do they write? Why do they read them? They discuss with Kate Lehrer what draws them to fiction, which writers and books they read and are passionate about, and in some cases, what writing and reading fiction brings to their "other lives."

Festival: 2007

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