This Week on Well Read TV: Leonard Pitts, Jr. Talks about Grant Park

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Leonard Pitts, Jr. will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his most recent novel, Grant Park (2015). In his fourth work of fiction, Pitts alternates between two volatile years—1968 and 2008—to intertwine the narratives of two very different men: Malcolm Toussaint, a disenchanted columnist, and Bob Carson, his editor. Emotional and provocative, Grant Park lays bare decades of tumultuous race relations. In the video clip above, Pitts answers readers’ questions, including, “Do you think there will ever be a time when there is nothing more to say about [racism]?”

To watch his full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule for this Friday, January 15th.

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