The Whispering Muse

Icelandic fabulist Sjón presents a tale of oddball merchants sailing on the Black Sea, set as a modern retelling of the Argonauts' pursuit of the Golden Fleece.

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.