Oprah holds conversation with 'Caste' author on Apple TV+
LOS ANGELES – Oprah Winfrey will have an in-depth conversation with famed author Isabel Wilkerson as part of the next episode of her “Oprah’s Book Club.”Winfrey’s episode will focus on Wilkerson’s book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” which will air free on Apple TV+ on Friday. The detailed discussion will explore context of the book that delves into Wilkerson’s exploration of race and hierarchy in the U.S. In the episode, Winfrey will also ask the reason behind writing “Caste” for Wilkerson, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her book “The Warmth of Other Suns.”In August, Winfrey picked Wilkerson’s “Caste” for her book club. Winfrey will dig deeper to discuss themes of the book in a two-part episode on Apple TV+ on Oct. 9. “Caste” continues Winfrey’s book club partnership with Apple that began last fall.
Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' for her book club
And on Tuesday, Winfrey announced she had chosen Isabel Wilkerson's exploration of race and hierarchy in the U.S., Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, as her latest book club pick. Wilkerson's book, Winfrey said in a telephone interview, could change the way we see each other, how we see our humanity and the structure of our world." Caste continues Winfrey's book club partnership with Apple that began last fall and includes such previous picks as Ta-Nehisi Coates' novel The Water Dancer and the nonfiction Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker. Winfrey said many details in Caste were revelatory for her, such as the Nazis' admiration for the Jim Crow system. She read Caste a few months ago, before bound, printed copies were available.
Oprah picks James McBride's 'Deacon King Kong' for book club
This cover image released by Riverhead Books shows "Deacon King Kong," a novel by James McBride. Oprah Winfrey has chosen McBrides Deacon King Kong for her book club. (Riverhead Books via AP)NEW YORK Oprah Winfrey has chosen James McBride's Deacon King Kong for her book club. But it also pays tribute to community and to McBride's own childhood in a Brooklyn project. Then she said she liked Deacon King Kong' and had been a fan of my previous work.
The Book Report: Reviews by Washington Post critic Ron Charles
The Book Report: Reviews by Washington Post critic Ron Charles In a new series, the book reviewer discusses four new fiction and non-fiction titles: "Simon the Fiddler" by Paulette Jiles; Little Family" by Ishmael Beah; "Writers & Lovers" by Lily King; and “Hidden Valley Road" by Robert Kolker.cbsnews.com