Episode 5 – Jonathan Lethem

Acclaimed author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude) talks about making art while the world is on fire, writing female characters, his life-long love of music, and of course, his newest book, The Feral Detective, published by Harper Collins.

The music played during our interview was taken from Lethem’s list of music for his novel from the always excellent Large Hearted Boy.

Further music writing by Jonathan Lethem:

Jonathan Lethem on the Music of his Life

Being James Brown

The Genius and Modern Times of Bob Dylan

The Ecstasy of Influence


“Peasant in the Fields” by Kazimir Malevich — 1929

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