Episode 173 — Anna Stothard


Anna Stothard is the guest. Her novel The Pink Hotel is now available in the United States from Picador. And her latest effort, a novel called The Art of Leaving, is just out in the UK from Alma Books.

The New York Times calls The Pink Hotel

Stylish… captures an outsider’s gape at sun-drenched Los Angeles.

And Davy Rothbart raves

The Pink Hotel is mysterious, lyrical, and utterly absorbing, by turns funny and forlorn. [Stothard’s] writing bristles with sexiness and suspense, love, loss, and longing. This is the best book I’ve read in years.

Monologue topics: stopping, vistas, nature, personal space, park benches, eating on airplanes, Reese Witherspoon.