For every atom belonging to me: Novelist Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham (© Wikimedia/ David Shankbone)

Pulitzer Prize author Michael Cunningham invokes the spirit of Walt Whitman in his collection of novellas “Specimen Days.” It is considered part of a wave of post-9/11 fiction. Cunningham talks about his inspirations for the book. The programme also includes a visit to Whitman’s home in Camden, New Jersey.

Producer: David Swatling

Broadcast: October 7, 2006