Gospel Crossover & Novelist Téa Obreht
Friday, June 24, 2011
The young novelist Téa Obreht, born in the former Yugoslavia, tells Kurt Andersen how the superstitions of that land influenced her celebrated debut novel The Tiger’s Wife. Gospel singer Kim Burrell is a star, but her new record embracing love songs has upset traditionalists in the church; the legendary Shirley Caesar explains why crossover threatens gospel music. And the hottest new digital product is an 89-year-old poem: we’ll see how the iPad application for T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land might change the way we read.