Hear journalist Ahmed Rashid, book critic Maureen Corrigan, and rock critic Ken Tucker, on this edition of Fresh Air.
Ahmed Rashid will tell us about the latest developments in Pakistan and his country's upcoming election. Rashid has published several best-selling novels and also writes for the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Daily Telegraph (London) and other publications. Rashid was born in Lahore and is based in Pakistan.
Then, Maureen Corrigan has some book recommendations for the holidays: Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley; The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, 25th Anniversary Edition, by Lewis Hyde; and four titles from The Feminist Press 2X2 Series: Here and Somewhere Else: Grace Paley and Robert Nichols, The Power of Weakness: Ding Ling and Lu Hsun, To Stir the Heart: Bessie Head Ngugi Wa Thiong'O and The Riddle of Life and Death: Tillie Olsen and Leo Tolstoy. [Broadcast Date: December 12, 2007]