147: Rumaan Alam (LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND) & Lynn Steger Strong’s WANT

Author147: Rumaan Alam (LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND) & Lynn Steger Strong’s WANT

147: Rumaan Alam (LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND) & Lynn Steger Strong’s WANT

Rumaan Alam zooms around into the online void paradox that is the Damn Library to talk about his new novel, Leave the World Behind. Grocery shopping, writing a glue trap, personal detail, hypertext, and careful language choices, all populate a very far-ranging conversation that veers from teeth to AirBnB foibles. Plus, Rumaan brought Want by Lynn Steger Strong along, and we talk about why it’s like a ripe fruit, and that opens up even further avenues, like literary friendships and books as dreams.

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