This Week on Well Read TV: Ethan Canin Talks about A Doubter’s Almanac

This week on Well Read, New York Times best-selling author Ethan Canin will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, A Doubter’s Almanac (2016). Published in February, it features two interwoven narratives. The first is the tumultuous tale of tortured mathematician Milo Andret: Princeton superstar, reckless alcoholic, and disillusioned father. The second is the story of Hans, Milo’s brilliant son. Known for his moving prose and gripping short stories, Canin’s Almanac, a “poignant” glimpse into “the blessing and curse of genius,” is no exception. In the video clip above, Canin reflects on the beauty of nature, his “hard-nosed” teaching techniques, and one unforgettable high-school English teacher—then, a budding writer by the name of Danielle Steel.

To watch his full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, March 25th.

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Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Editorial Assistant for Books for Youth. She recently graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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