S5 E26 Teju Cole, Nina Renata Aron, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
On the Podcast: Teju Cole, Nina Renata Aron, and Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

In this episode, meet Teju Cole, author of Open City, Nina Renata Aron, author of Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls, and Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, author of The Undocumented Americans.

Step into the studio to hear each of these authors reflect on recording their audiobook, and particularly their thoughts on revisiting difficult or intimate scenes on the page and how voicing those scenes affected their narration. Plus, find out who once listened to an audiobook on a road trip while the sun was coming up.

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Listen to clips from the audiobooks mentioned in this episode:

Author: Teju Cole
Read By: Teju Cole

Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor walks the city as he processes his relationships, his present, and his past. The result is a haunting audiobook about national identity, race, liberty, loss, and dislocation.

A scorching memoir of a love affair with an addict, weaving personal reckoning with psychology and history to understand the nature of addiction, codependency, and our appetite for obsessive love.

One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.

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