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Why We Tell Stories

Marlon James Image Name: Marlon James
Colum McCann Image Name: Colum McCann

Irish writer Colum McCann (National Book Award) and Jamaican author Marlon James, who won the Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings, discuss the impetus for their chosen profession and the stories that have shaped them. They also consider our need for stories to impose a narrative order on the world and the roles of gossip, myth and folklore in everyday lives.

Produced by Elizabeth O’Neill.