Francisco Goldman, "Say Her Name"

In conversation with Rachel Kushner
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Episode Summary

Written in the aftermath of his wife's death, Goldman's tale weighs the unexpected gift of love against the blinding grief of loss.

Participant(s) Bio

Francisco Goldman is the author of The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman, and The Divine Husband and the non-fiction book, The Art of Political Murder. He is currently Allan K. Smith Professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and also directs the Premio Aura Estrada/Aura Estrada Prize.

Rachel Kushner is the author of Telex from Cuba, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award in Fiction in 2008 and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and winner of the California Book Award. Kushner's writing has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, the New York Times, Fence, Bomb, The Believer, Cabinet and Grand Street. She is co-editor of Soft Targets journal and currently at work on her second novel.