Hosted by Politics & Prose, former White House chief of staff John Podesta joins Tom Rosenstiel for a special hour of conversation about books, politics, and journalism, celebrating the release of The Days To Come
A journalist chasing the truth and a team of dedicated investigators straight out of “The Fugitive” keep the revelations coming until the end. Though the characters are fictional, the portrayal of a politically divided country makes this twisty thriller feel all too plausible.
When Rosenstiel’s novel finally takes on the idea of international espionage and the advantages and disadvantages of keeping world-changing technology under wraps, it becomes genuinely thought-provoking and lives up to its ambition. Along with its more familiar elements, “The Days to Come” has a few surprises in store.
Rosenstiel, a veteran journalist and former member of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, is a terrific storyteller. Readers get the sense that he knows whereof he writes, that the details about politics and human behavior in his books come not merely from imagination but also from long experience. A perfect novel for fans of political intrigue
Of the myriad crises threatening journalism — and therefore democracy — one challenge is almost invisible. For a host of reasons, journalists today understand less of the truth about the people they’re covering.
It’s presidential primary season — and two political parties are at war with each other. Sound familiar? Into this modern maelstrom steps a centrist senator and V.P. pick who hires Rosenstiel’s recurring characters, Peter Rena and Randi Brooks, to investigate a frightening threat.
I started writing political thrillers about Washington. I work hard to make these books plausible and revealing. And inevitably, people pose the same question: How can you possibly write fiction about politics when the news itself reads like dystopian fiction?
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Tom Rosenstiel — head of the American Press Institute — has written a novel about a political fixer who gets the biggest job of his career: Sanitizing a controversial Supreme Court nominee. Interview on Weekend Edition Saturday.