John D’Agata ’95, author of “Halls of Fame” and, most recently, “About a Mountain,” will appear this month on Bookworm, KCRW’s weekly radio show, which showcases writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
On Thursday, April 29, D’Agata will discuss “About a Mountain,” which the Bookworm producers call “philosophical, lyrical, dense with fact…stunning.” The interview with the Bookworm’s host, Michael Silverblatt, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time and can be heard online.
In the New York Times review of “About a Mountain,” Charles Bock wrote that “About a Mountain” is “engrossing story and an often impressive piece of reporting.”
The Los Angeles Times called it “exquisite… a fluid mix of reportage and conjecture-with the personal, political and philosophical interwoven like overlapping roller coaster tracks…[A] nearly perfect nexus [in which] to investigate our post-millennial concerns.”
A 1995 graduate of Hobart College, D’Agata graduated summa cum laude with an individual major. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned High Honors in literary/non-fiction. After graduating from Hobart, he went on to earn two MFA degrees-in nonfiction and poetry-from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His other books include “The Lost Origins of the Essay” and “Next American Essay.”