To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Go Set a Watchman, click the arrow on the player below.
This month Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O’Rourke, and Katy Waldman discuss Harper Lee’s controversial new novel, a seeming companion to To Kill a Mockingbird. Is it as lousy as everyone says it is? What is its relationship to the characters and themes of its well-loved predecessor? Finally, should this publishing thunderbolt change the way we think about To Kill a Mockingbird’s place in the canon?
For more Slate coverage of Go Set a Watchman, check out Kevin Young’s review, Katy Waldman’s review, Jacob Brogan’s assessment of Atticus Finch in literary culture, and Laura Bradley’s investigation into how parents who named their kids Atticus feel about learning he’s now kind of racist.
Next month the Audio Book Club will dig into Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. Read the book and stay tuned for our discussion in September!
Podcast produced by Abdul Rufus and Andy Bowers.