Ha Jin on the World Books podcast
In his post yesterday on the arts blog, The Arts Fuse, Bill Marx links to a recent interview he conducted with novelist and poet Ha Jin for Public Radio International’s World Books podcast. In the interview, Marx engages Jin in a discussion on the topic of the author’s most recent book, The Writer as Migrant.
The Writer as Migrant looks at the different ways writers have dealt with geographic displacement, from Joseph Conrad and Alexander Solzhenitsyn to V. S. Naipaul. In our conversation, Jin talks about the personal discoveries he made while writing the book, as well as his belief that history is best understood through fiction.