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The Great Work Begins: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 86

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Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

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Dan Kois is a writer and editor for Slate. His recent book is called The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America. It's a collection of oral histories, beautifully arranged by Kois and his co-author, Isaac Butler. Together, they interviewed nearly 250 people about Tony Kushner's iconic play—directors, producers, and actors from Broadway to small-town theater productions.

Kois talks to Gwen and Frank about creating the book, the enduring impact of Angels in America, and getting the inside scoop from Kushner himself.

The World Only Spins Forward cover of an Angel with wings spread
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And we couldn't resist this photo, which is part of Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers by Robert Giard in NYPL's Digital Collections:

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Tony Kushner among Karl Marx pillows, ca. 1995... yeah, we're not sure what that's about either.

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