Chuck Klosterman, The Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine,has walked into the darkness. In his latest book, I Wear the Black Hat, he questions the modern understanding of villainy. What do we mean when we say someone is a bad person? And why are we so obsessed with the antihero in films, TV and books? The New York Times bestselling author of seven previous books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, joins us to explain his take on the bad guy.
Bird Box is the debut novel from Detroit-based musician and author Josh Malerman, and he’s on the phone with our Barbara Gray to talk about his book’s plot and his “other” job as lead singer/songwriter for the rock band The High Strung.
Bestselling author James Lee Burke has taken a break from his beloved Dave Robicheaux series and has written Wayfaring Stranger, a historical thriller that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. James Lee Burke is on the phone with our David Delegator to talk about his new novel and what readers can expect next from him.