March 4, 2019

017–Bookin’ w/ William T. Vollmann (Part One)

Host Jason Jefferies is joined by National Book Award Winner William T. Vollmann.  For part one of this two-part episode, they discuss Vollmann's new Carbon Ideologies, which was published by Viking Press in two volumes (No Immediate Danger and No Good Alternative).  Vollmann speaks about the explosions off nuclear reactors in Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi district and the fallout that followed, coal in Nitro, West Virginia, oil in Oklahoma, and secrecy in the United Arab Emirates.  Part two of this interview, which will be published next week, touches on the rest of Vollmann's career.  Signed copies of Vollmann's No Immediate DangerEurope Central, and Riding Towards Everywhere can be purchased in person at Quail Ridge Books or online here:

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