This Week on Well Read: Eric Weiner Talks about The Geography of Genius

This week on Well Read, New York Times best-selling author Eric Weiner will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest work, The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley (2016). In this historical biography-travelogue hybrid, Weiner—a former NPR correspondent and self-proclaimed “philosophical traveler”—explores the lands of lauded geniuses and their histories, from Calcutta and Hangzhou to Florence and Vienna. In coffee houses, carriages, or long walks through the woods, Weiner considers the creative processes of Freud, Darwin, Beethoven, and many more. In the video clip above, Weiner discusses his approach to travel—and, just like genius, there’s nothing random about it.

To watch his full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, April 1st.

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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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