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Leonard's Questions: Kathryn Schulz

Thursday, June 03, 2010

What are some of Kathryn Shulz' favorite picks? She told us after her appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

What have you read or seen lately (book, film, play etc . . .) that moved or surprised you?

After several years of being immersed in non-fiction, I’m rediscovering the joy of good stories well told – thank you, Michael Chabon, Michael Lewis, G.G. Marquez, Alice Munro, and many others.

What are you listening to right now?

I’m listening to the guest before me talking about false memories with Leonard Lopate. Sounds like it’s wrongness day here at WNYC.

What’s the last great book you read?

I’d somehow skipped him [Michael Lewis] until recently (idiotically thinking, what do I care about baseball, etc.) and now I’m on a kick. I’m blown away by how good he is. On a different note Elif Batuman’s The Possessed has been making me laugh out loud.

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

Country Music. Speaking of appreciating good storytelling, it’s often narrative in a way I really enjoy.

If you only had one day left, how would you spend it in New York City?

In Bryant Park, with the library at my side, and friends all around. With ice cream too, preferably.

Guests:

Kathryn Schulz

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