Nov 15, 2017
In this episode we talk first with the world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, about her new collection, Portraits: 2005-2016. There is perhaps no photographer whose distinctive style is so familiar — but her latest collection, which takes in Barack Obama in the White House, the singer Rihanna in a romantic Havana setting, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in a homemade hall of mirrors — offers a catalog of surprises. She spoke with us about the challenge of shaping the story of a decade out of these individual moments. Later in the episode Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, joins us to celebrate a special day we’ve been waiting for— the arrival of the 2017 National Book Awards.