Brian HallJul 21, 2021
The Stone Loves the World
Penguin Random House 2021
An interview with Brian Hall, author of The Stone Loves the World (2021). Brian and I talk about blending science and math into the narrative of his novels, coming from a family split between artists and scientists, writing the sequel to his cult favorite, The Saskiad (1996), and much more.
Books Recommended in this episode:
- Richard Powers, The Overstory
- V.S. Naipaul, A House for Mr. Biswas
- Toni Morrison, Beloved
- William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
- Helen DeWitt, The Last Samurai
- Min Jin Lee, Pachinko
Chris Holmes is Chair of Literatures in English and Associate Professor at Ithaca College. He writes criticism on contemporary global literatures. His book, Kazuo Ishiguro as World Literature, is under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. He is the co-director of The New Voices Festival, a celebration of work in poetry, prose, and playwriting by up-and-coming young writers.