Book Discussion on Hella Nation

Evan Wright talked about his book Hella Nation, where he profiled 12 “outsiders” from mainstream American culture. One of… read more

Evan Wright talked about his book Hella Nation, where he profiled 12 “outsiders” from mainstream American culture. One of the people was an anarchist who protested against the World Trade Organization (WTO). Another was a pastor of the Aryan Nation, a white supremacist. He talked about the challenges in finding and interviewing members of fringe groups. He was interviewed at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Evan Wright is the author of Hella Nation: Looking for Happy Meals in Kandahar, Rocking the Side Pipe, Wingnut’s WarAgainst the GAP, and Other Adventures with the Totally Lost Tribes of America, published by Putnam. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, the author of Generation Kill, published by Berkley Trade, and the co-writer for the HBO mini-series based on the book. He has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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May 17, 2009
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