Big Books & Bold Ideas with Kerri Miller

From the archives: Emily St. John Mandel on her smash book 'Sea of Tranquility'

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Emily St. John Mandel’s previous novels include “The Glass Hotel” and “Station Eleven,” which was a finalist for a National Book Award and was made into an HBO Max series of the same name. Her new book is “Sea of Tranquility.”
Courtesy of publisher and by Sarah Shatz

Each year, there are a few new books that reduce readers to a frenzy before the words even arrive at the printing press. Such is the case for the “Age of Vice” by author Deepti Kapoor, one of the most anticipated books of 2023.

This Friday, on Big Books and Bold Ideas, MPR News host Kerri Miller will talk with Kapoor about her crime novel that has been described as “dazzling,” with “echoes of ‘The Godfather’.”

In the meantime, enjoy this conversation between Miller and an author who wrote one of the most anticipated books of 2022, Emily St. John Mandel. Her novel, “Sea of Tranquility,” is a sequel of sorts to her hit 2014 book, “Station Eleven.”


To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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