Far Away and Up Close

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Longtime foreign correspondent Edward Girardet talks about covering three decades of war in Afghanistan and looks at the troubled and complicated relationship between Afghanistan and the West. We’ll find out how the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is remembering 9/11. Julie Otsuka talks about her new novel, The Buddha in the Attic, about Japanese picture brides brought to this country in the early 20th century. And novelists Julia Glass, Colum McCann, and Joseph O’Neill discuss dealing with 9/11 in fiction.