Big City Book Club: Live Chat With Caleb Carr, Author of "The Alienist"

Big City Book Club

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.

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