Reading the Reckoning

"Reading the Reckoning" is a new original series of interviews with a diverse array of female authors who are expressing their strength and conviction, rage and joy, as the #MeToo movement takes hold. Whether or not their work specifically addresses the issues attached to the movement, how does their writing resonate in this current political moment?

  • Reading The Reckoning: Tayari Jones

    Mar 5, 2018
    "An American Marriage," a novel by Tayari Jones, tells the story of a young African American couple, and what happens to after the husband is wrongly accused and convicted of a crime.
  • Reading The Reckoning: Morgan Jerkins

    Feb 12, 2018
    Morgan Jerkins discusses her book of essays, "This Will Be My Undoing," which takes on a central question: What does it mean to “be” — to live as, to exist as — a black woman today?
  • Sign Up: Reading the Reckoning

    Feb 5, 2018
    Our public radio show is looking for listeners to participate in our new book club project, called "Reading the Reckoning." 
  • Reading The Reckoning: Ijeoma Oluo

    Feb 5, 2018
    Kicking off a month-long series from The Takeaway, writer Ijeoma Oluo discusses her new book, "So You Want To Talk About Race."