This week on Well Read, author and journalist Chris Cleave will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, released in May, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven (2016). Inspired by his grandparents’ unlikely wartime romance (and the long-distance correspondence it necessitated), Cleave’s work of historical fiction “follows the soul-plumbing journeys of four young Londoners”—Mary, Tom, Alistair, and Hilda—in 1939. A tale of tiny triumphs and human connection in the face of Blitz and blackouts, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven—in the words of Booklist reviewer Sarah Johnson—is “an emotion-filled portrait” of insight, courage, and, naturally, love. In the video clip above, Cleave reveals what he considers to be “the most beautiful form of human interaction.”
To watch his full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, July 1st.
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