WATCH: Sue Monk Kidd on the Uses of Alternate History
The Author of The Book of Longings on Fiction/Non/Fiction Live
In this episode of Fiction/Non/Fiction Live, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her upcoming novel The Book of Longings, which is from the point of view of Ana, the wife of Jesus. Kidd talks to co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how alternate histories can be vehicles for silenced voices of the past, and how our present might be different if Jesus being married was part of the Bible’s story. Kidd also talks about her research process and writing the character of Judas Iscariot.