Why historical fiction
air date: Oct 8, 2015
Thomas Mallon is a novelist and critic who has written numerous novels and works of non-fiction. His 2012 novel, “Watergate,” was a finalist for the PEN / Faulkner Award. He frequently contributes to The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and The Atlantic. His novel, “Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years,” was published in 2015.