Paul Goldberg on His New Cold War Mystery About Refuseniks in 1976 Moscow
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of The Dissident, Paul Goldberg, about Cold War detente, Kissinger, the Y-word, and the similarities between the Moscow of 1976 and 2023.
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Paul Goldberg is the author of the novels The Yid, which was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the National Jewish Book Award’s Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction, and The Château. As a reporter, Goldberg has written two books about the Soviet human rights movement, and coauthored (with Otis Brawley) How We Do Harm, an expose of the US health-care system. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is also the editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter, a newsletter focused on the business and politics of cancer. He lives in Washington, DC.