Walter Kirn

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Selected Shorts: Asking for Directions

Sunday, June 05, 2011

In two stories from contemporary American writers, people seek direction in their lives.

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Travel, Walter Kirn, Hobo Poet

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Kurt Andersen has a cultural suggestion for President Bush: free museum admission for everybody. We go on call with a 24-hour piano tuner, and designer Michael Beirut looks at a tiny piece of graphic design that is everywhere. Kurt talks about the allure and inspiration of traveling with the novelist ...

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Novelist Walter Kirn on Travel

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Kurt Andersen and novelist Walter Kirn talk about the artistic inspirations and outcomes of travel.

Kirn is the author of Up in the Air, a satire about a business traveler whose ambition is to earn his millionth frequent flyer mile. He is also the literary editor for GQ and a ...