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Rivka Galchen on Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch with Christine Smallwood

June 9, 2021 via Zoom

Rivka Galchen explores the awesome absurdity of our society in her newest novel Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch. She transports us back to 1618 to revisit the trial of Katharina Kepler, who is accused of being a witch in the small town of Leonberg, Germany. During her trial, her son Johannes, a successful mathematician, must turn his attention away from the planets to help defend his mother.

Author Christine Smallwood (The Life of the Mind) joined Galchen in conversation. They discussed the launch of Galchen’s new book and the art of the novel.