Carrie BattanJul 20, 2021
Knitting and Politics in the Age of Trump
A Discussion with Carrie Battan
New Books Network 2021
Today we are talking to a New Yorker staff writer Carrie Battan about her piece from March of this year "How Politics Tested Ravelry and the Crafting Community" – about how a quote unquote “nice website about yarn” got involved in radical politics.
Battan began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015 and became a staff writer in 2018. She has contributed to the New York Times, New York magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, and the Web site Pitchfork, where she worked as a staff writer from 2011 to 2014. She lives in Brooklyn.
Agata Popeda is a Polish-American journalist. Interested in everything, with a particular weakness for literature and foreign relations.