John D'Agata's new book, “The Next American Essay” (Gray Wolf), was discussed on the radio program “Bookworm” on Thursday, May 8. D’Agata edited the anthology that presents a picture of what the American essay is, and what, with any luck, it may become. Inserted throughout the anthology, his own funny, meandering essay-in-pieces manages to create the autobiography of an art form. The piece aired with a guest reading by contributor David Foster Wallace. D’Agata is a member of the Hobart Class of 1995. Those who have Real Audio and wish to hear the program may do so by clicking here.