Award-winning novelist David Vann read at the Word Factory Salon from his latest novel Bright Air Black, published by Penguin. Told with luminous poetic prose, Bright Air Black is a re-telling of the Medea myth from the author who describes himself as a neo-classical writer. The novel sympathetically presents both Medea’s humanity and brutality, testifying to David’s interest in Medea as a terrifying threat left over from ‘the old world’.
Listen to this exclusive podcast with one of America’s most acclaimed authors, Tobias Wolff.
In this conversation with Cathy Galvin from our Word Factory event in April 2016, Tobias reflects on the books that got him going as a reader, his early addiction with Jack London and the craft of the short story.