Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.



Episode 502: Graciela Mochkofsky

Graciela Mochkofsky is a writer for The New Yorker and dean of CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. She has written six nonfiction books in Spanish. Her new book, her first in English, is The Prophet of the Andes.

“It connects with me as a journalist, actually — it’s this idea of just seeking truth and how elusive that is. So this is a person who thinks he can get to the true meaning of God and of how he needs to live. And he thinks that by asking the right questions, and by reading, and reading, and reading, and by discussing collectively, he can get to the truth. And he can’t.”

Show notes:

  • @gmochkofsky
  •  Mochkofsky on Longform
  • Mochkofsky’s New Yorker archive
  • 03:00 Timerman: El periodista que quiso ser parte del poder (Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Argentina • 2012)
  • 14:00 The Sirens of Mars (Sarah Stewart Johnson • Crown • 2021)
  • 21:00 "The Missing Borges" (The Paris Review • April 2014)
  • 21:00 "Henry Kissinger Will Not Apologize" (The Atlantic • Nov 2016)
  • 21:00 "Obama’s Bittersweet Visit to Argentina" (New Yorker • March 2016)
  • 21:00 "Mexico’s Literary Prankster Goes to War With His Publisher" (New Yorker • Dec 2015)
  • 25:00 "CUNY’s New Spanish-Language Journalism Program, With Big Ambitions, Opens for Applications" (Shan Wang • Nieman Lab • March 2016)

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 2022-09-07  35m