Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference - 2022
Author Rebecca Donner
A conversation with author Rebecca Donner about “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days.”
Marcia Franklin talks with author Rebecca Donner about “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” which chronicles the life of Mildred Harnack, her great-great-aunt. Harnack and her husband helped found one of the largest resistance groups against the Nazis. They were both discovered, however, and killed. Mildred is the only known American woman to be executed on the direct orders of Hitler.
Author Kali Fajardo-Anstine
A conversation with author Kali Fajardo-Anstine about her work.
Host Marcia Franklin talks with author Kali Fajardo-Anstine about her short story collection, “Sabrina & Corina,” which was a finalist for a National Book Award, and her novel, “Woman of Light.” Both draw on her own multicultural history to tell stories set in Colorado. The conversation was taped at the 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.
Political Scientist Yascha Mounk
An interview with political scientist Yascha Mounk about his outlook on the United States.
Host Marcia Franklin talks with political scientist Yascha Mounk about identity, political divides and his outlook on America. Mounk is the author of several books, including “The People vs. Democracy,” “The Great Experiment,” and “Stranger in My Own Country.” The conversation was recorded at the 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.
Author Kalani Pickhart
A conversation with author Kalani Pickhart about her book, “I Will Die in a Foreign Land.”
Host Marcia Franklin talks with author Kalani Pickhart about her debut novel, “I Will Die in a Foreign Land.” Based on the Maidan uprising in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014, the book’s publication coincidentally occurred a few months before the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Pickhart talks about what that’s been like, and why she was drawn to write about Ukraine.
Author Anthony Doerr Special
An extended conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr.
Host Marcia Franklin talks in-depth with author Anthony Doerr about his newest book, “Cloud Cuckoo Land,” and the Netflix adaptation of “All the Light We Cannot See,” his 2014 novel that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The conversation was taped at the 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.