Beyond the Page Episode 4 — Ayad Akhtar: “Muslims in America: A Playwright’s Compendium of Characters”
No playwright has challenged our perceptions of Muslims in America as boldly, and with such dramatic vigor, as has AYAD AKHTAR, the Pakistani-American playwright and author, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Disgraced, the most produced play of the 2015-2016 season.
Beyond the Page Episode 3 — Min Jin Lee: “On Speaking and Power”
MIN JIN LEE speaks about the struggle she found in finding her own voice, first as a profoundly shy Korean girl growing up in America and eventually as the exceptional novelist she became. The speech is based on The New York Times essay Lee wrote, “Breaking My Own Silence.”
Beyond the Page Episode 2 — David Grossman: “To the End of the Land”
In this episode, we hear from the great Israeli novelist DAVID GROSSMAN, widely regarded as part of the collective liberal conscience of Israel, about his masterpiece To the End of the Land.
Beyond the Page Episode 1 — Anthony Doerr: “The Beautiful Art of Failure”
Welcome to the SVWC podcast Beyond the Page: The Best of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. In a world obsessed with success, Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist ANTHONY DOERR has maintained an abiding belief in, and a creative need for, the bracing tonic of failure. In a talk filled with humor and hard-won wisdom, he discusses how being willing to risk failing at stuff to realize one’s original vision is the writer’s most essential job.