Christian Kiefer on "Phantoms" and the Writing Life
Welcome to Libromania, a podcast for the book-obsessed from the Close Reads Podcast Network. Each week David Kern will be chatting with authors, biographers, designers, collectors, critics and other people who help make book's so worthy of our attention.
In this episode, David chats with novelist Christian Kiefer about his new novel, Phantoms, a page-turner that weaves the "splintered stories" of two broken families torn apart by two key twentieth century wars, the cruelty of Japanese internment camps, and the devastation of dishonesty. They chat about Kiefer's writing process, revision and working with editors, the influence of Faulkner on his work, the diversity of bookstores, and much more.
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Please note: this episode does include bleeps.