Wendell Pierce

Book Shambles Live from The Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall

We are back! Recorded live from the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Robin and Josie are joined by actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) who is currently winning acclaim for his lead turn in Death of a Salesman at The Young Vic. They chat about Arthur Miller and the potency of the Loman family being portrayed by an African American cast, bad accents in The Wire, Taylor Branch, Kate Grenville and more.

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Reading List

Wendell recommends:

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Homicide: Life on the Street by David Simon

The Corner by David Simon and Ed Burns

The work of Walter Mosley

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch

Robin recommends:

Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bergman

The writing of Joseph Stiglitz

Josie recommends:

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

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