Her new novel, ‘The Night Watchman,’ offers a fictionalized version of the struggles of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
Elizabeth WinklerI spoke with Louise Erdrich about her new novel, The Night Watchman. It was inspired by her grandfather's fight against Congress's efforts in the 1950s to "terminate" Native American tribes (including Erdrich's).
Philippe Villeneuve, who oversees France’s historic monuments, is resisting efforts to rebuild the cathedral’s iconic spire with a ‘contemporary’ touch
Elizabeth WinklerI wandered around Notre Dame with the architect overseeing its reconstruction. Philippe Villeneuve disdains the “starchitects” who have proposed new designs for the spire, eager to leave their imprint on Notre Dame. “It doesn’t need anyone," he says.
In his new novel “Apeirogon,” the author of “Let the Great World Spin” experiments with form to tell the stories of two grief-stricken fathers in the Middle East.
Elizabeth Winkler“For me, it was like music, bringing in a note from here, a note from here. Point and counterpoint.”
I spoke with Colum McCann abt his new novel, which tells the real-life story of two fathers, one Israeli, one Palestinian, who both lost their daughters.
A Google veteran’s new firm uses artificial intelligence to send employees ‘nudges’ to prod them toward changes likely to produce a happier workforce
Elizabeth Winkler“There are seven billion people on this planet, and work sucks for most of them,” says Google veteran @LaszloBock
I spoke with him about his new firm, which is trying to use machine learning to make employees happier (& also more productive, of course)
In his 14th novel, ‘Quichotte,’ he uses his trademark magical realism to try to capture his sense of a surreal moment
Elizabeth Winkler“I thought, ‘If Cervantes were around now, what would his target be?’” I spoke with @SalmanRushdie about his new novel, free speech, the fatwa & reality TV (spoiler: he's not a fan)
Journalist Elizabeth Winkler has questioned whether Shakespeare was actually a man. She explains the reasons why some scholars hear a woman's voice behind the most famous words in the English language.
Elizabeth Winkler@sapinker Thanks for sharing. Now you’re seeing the backlash! I went on Radio New Zealand today to explain why this topic gets people so riled up. @radionz