June 20, 2019KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Sarah Weinman

KR editor at large Katharine Weber talks with author Sarah Weinman about Nabokov’s Lolita, our fascination with crime and our capability toward misdeeds.

Sarah Weinman is the author of The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World, which was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, BuzzFeed, The National Post, Literary Hub, and Vulture, and won the Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Crime Writing. She also edited the anthologies Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America) and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin).

Weinman, currently a contributing editor and columnist at CrimeReads, has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post, Topic, New York, the New Republic, the Guardian, and Buzzfeed, among other outlets, while her fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and numerous anthologies. Weinman also writes the “Crime Lady” newsletter, covering crime fiction, true crime, and all points in between.

She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Katharine Weber is a widely published novelist and autobiographer. Before her appointment to the Richard L. Thomas Visiting Chair position at Kenyon College, she was an adjunct associate professor of creative writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Kratz Writer in Residence at Goucher College, a lecturer in fiction writing at Yale, and a visiting lecturer in fiction writing at Connecticut College. Katharine is an editor at large for Kenyon Review and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of American Imago. She has served on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and is an associate fellow of Hopper College at Yale University. Her latest book is Still Life With Monkey (Paul Dry Books, 2018).

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