A new memoir from the National Book Award-winning author of "Middle Passage." He writes about the art and craft of writing and what he calls "the truth-telling power of fiction."
The year 1984 has come and gone. But the nightmarish vision of George Orwell’s novel is as timely as ever. Diane and her guests discuss this classic book originally published in 1949.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- David Cole professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and author of "The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable". Previous books include "Less Safe, Less Free," and "Terrorism and the Constitution."
- Bruce Fein former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group
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