A Special Readers' Review: Why Fiction Matters
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A special March Readers' Review: Diane and her guests discuss why fiction matters. A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others. A conversation about the social and personal benefits of reading fiction.
staff writer, "The New Yorker" and author of "My Life in Middlemarch"
professor of English, West Virginia University, director of the West Virginia Writers' Workshop and author of "Julio and Rodrigo"
writer, "The Washington Post" and author of "Burn"