Lydia Millet: A Children’s Bible

"The word environment or environmental--they sound so wonky, so bloodless. Really we're talking about life support."

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Lydia Millet's new novel A Children's Bible is the perfect book for a global pandemic set against a backdrop of growing social unrest, and Amanda is the perfect person for her to talk to about it. What are we leaving our children?  Amanda and Lydia Millet explore the dark topics that drive her new book in a transformative conversation that will stay with you as we all navigate the uncharted territory of the here and now.

Lydia Millet has written twelve works of fiction. She has won awards from PEN Center USA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her books have been longlisted for the National Book Award, shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and named as New York Times Notable Books. Her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She lives outside Tucson, Arizona.

About the Host

Amanda Stern is Bookable’s host. Founder of the popular literary event series Happy Ending at Joe’s Pub in New York City, Stern is also a writer. Happy Ending ran for more than a decade and was selected as New York’s best book-related series by New York Magazine, The Village Voice and NY Press. The New York Times Magazine singled out Happy Ending as a force keeping “downtown New York alive.”


This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe.  Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.


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