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Kate Sullivan interviews author and Emory University professor Joseph Skibell.

He discusses his book, A Curable Romantic. Set in 1800s Vienna, this novel transports the reader to an era in which men might marry at age 12 in an arranged marriage.

This witty and intellectually engaging book brings a phalanx of characters who break our hearts and make us laugh about the human condition in Vienna and in the world today. We may have more human rights, but do we have more human hearts. A Curable Romantic - Great summer reading.

Recent guests include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Jane Smiley, Elizabeth Strout, Tim Eagan, Rick Bragg, Edward P. Jones, and Geraldine Brooks. 

Debut novelists Leslie Daniels (Cleaning Nabokov's House), Maggie Pouncey (Perfect Reader), Andrew Trees (Club Rules), Nancy Horan (Loving Frank), and National Book Award honorees appear to discuss the launch of their new novels and short story collections.

Interested in novels, short stories, and non-fiction books? WordSmitten's host, Kate Sullivan, interviews notable authors, editors, literary agents, and publishing executives.

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