A regular discussion with Ginia Bellafante.
Welcome one and all to our live discussion of “The Alienist,” by Caleb Carr. Earlier today I shared an exchange of ideas with Ric Burns about the book. (Here are my questions and his response.) Mr. Burns is the filmmaker behind “New York: A Documentary Film,” in which Mr. Carr was featured.
This evening, we are joined in our discussion by Mr. Carr himself, a military historian. “The Alienist” was his first effort at fiction, and it turned out to be a big success when it was released nearly 20 years ago.
Mr. Carr will be taking reader questions for the duration of our chat, which ends at 9:30 p.m.
Please post your comments about the novel and questions for Mr. Carr below.