Season Two: The Novel Now

Hosted by: Nicholas Dames

What value does the novel, a centuries-old technology, still hold for readers? In this five-part series, you’ll hear from novelists, scholars, and medical doctors about why we still read, write, and love novels in the 21st century.

Episode 5: Novels & Medicine

Featuring: Jay Baruch, M.D. & Rishi Goyal, M.D.

How can reading novels affect the way doctors and patients communicate?

Episode 3: Novels & Intimacy

Featuring: Garth Greenwell & Daniel Wright

How can novels expand our understanding of sex and intimacy in the digital age?

Episode 1: Novels & Ideas

Featuring: Teju Cole & Tara K. Menon

How do novels provoke readers to wrestle with complex, even dangerous ideas?

Trailer: The Novel Now

What are some of the most notable novels published in the 21st century, and how do they reimagine what novels do?

A Fantasy of Whiteness

“We could desperately use a clear-eyed assessment of the messy, complicated country that ruled much of the world not so long ago.”