Episode 6

John Wray: Status Report

Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini

In late June, President Trump visited Yuma, Arizona to celebrate 200 new miles of border wall declaring, “It stopped COVID, it stopped everything.” John Wray, the acclaimed author of five novels, including most recently Godsend, imagines what the border barrier will look like long after Trump, in say, 2056—what will be standing, whom it will protect, how much it will matter. Hint: Tread carefully.

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John Wray

“​The biggest challenge was finding an approach that was absurd enough to feel appropriate to the absurdity of the basic situation.”​