Ariel Sabar won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his debut book, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. His second book, Heart of the City, was called a “beguiling romp” by the New York Times and an “engaging, moving and lively read” by the Toronto Star. His Kindle Single, The Outsider: The Life and Times of Roger Barker, was a best-selling nonfiction short and adapted for the radio program This American Life. His latest book, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best true-crime book of the year and for the Investigative Reporters & Editors Book Award.
Ariel is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Washington Post, and many other publications. He is the author of My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Ariel and I spend most of our time talking about his books My Father’s Paradise and Veritas, both of which are rich and fascinating. We also spend a bit of time talking about his writing process which I think you’ll find interesting. I’m grateful to Ariel for the time and the willingness to discuss his work. As always, I’m also grateful to you, our readers and listeners.
- My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
- Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York
- The Outsider: The Life and Times of Roger Barker
- Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife
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