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Benjamin Moser

Sunday, January 28, 2024
1:00pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 01/28/2024

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Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Benjamin Moser is the author of biographies of Susan Sontag and Claire Lispector. He’ll talk to us about his most recent book, The Upside-Down World: Meetings with Dutch Masters. It’s about the lives of artists like Rembrandt and Vermeer, as well as lesser known figures of the Dutch Golden Age.  It’s a coming of age story too; Moser spent twenty year working on the book.

Steven Winn is a San Francisco writer and critic whose work has appeared in Musical America, the New York Times, Opera, and the San Francisco Chronicle, where he was the paper’s Arts and Culture Critic from 2000-2008. Winn’s memoir, Come Back, Como; Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog,has been translated into nine languages. His past City Arts & Lectures interviews include Patti LuPone, Frances McDormand, Tony Kushner, Louise Erdrich, Steve Martin, and David Brooks.