Joseph Brodsky: A Literary Life

The career of the great Russian poet Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) was marked by personal courage and literary achievement in the shadow of ominous authority and  sociopolitical turmoil. Biographer Loseff, an intimate of the Nobel Laureate, illuminates his extroardinary life and times.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.