In all of his conversations, James has never found anyone who approached the craft of writing with the scientific common sense of Julie Lekstrom Himes. They discuss her debut novel, MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA, and the tremendous amount of work she put into her research in order to understand Russian culture, tracing it all the way to its origins. Plus, Michael Reynolds, Editor-in-Chief of Europa Editions.

 

Julie Lekstrom Himes

Julie and James Discuss:

Grub Street

Fine Arts Work Center

Jim Shepard

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

Margot Livesey

Hannah Tinti

Daniel Wallace

New York State Summer Writers Institute

THE MASTER AND MARGARITA by Mikhail Bulgakov

THE WHITE GUARD by Mikhail Bulgakov

A YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTEBOOK by Mikhail Bulgakov

LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS and THE CONFESSIONS OF NAT TURNER by William Styron

THE QUIET AMERICAN by Graham Greene

I REMEMBER by Joe Brainard

Europa Editions

Michael and James Discuss:

Edizioni E/O

THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery

OLD FILTH by Jane Gardam

THREE WEEKS IN DECEMBER by Audrey Schulman

Elena Ferrante

MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes

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