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Seek You: Kristen Radtke & OPB’s Dave Miller

Sat, November 13 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
1219 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205

Dave Miller, host of OPB’s Think Out Loud, interviews Kristen Radtke about her new graphic exploration, Seek You: A Journey through American Loneliness, a finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction.

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ABOUT SEEK YOU

From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This—a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society

There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns.

In Seek You, Kristen Radtke’s wide-ranging exploration of our inner lives and public selves, Radtke digs into the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another, and the distance that remains. Through the lenses of gender and violence, technology and art, Radtke ushers us through a history of loneliness and longing, and shares what feels impossible to share.

Ranging from the invention of the laugh-track to the rise of Instagram, the bootstrap-pulling cowboy to the brutal experiments of Harry Harlow, Radtke investigates why we engage with each other, and what we risk when we turn away. With her distinctive, emotionally-charged drawings and deeply empathetic prose, Kristen Radtke masterfully shines a light on some of our most vulnerable and sublime moments, and asks how we might keep the spaces between us from splitting entirely.

“If you’ve ever felt alone in America, this is the book you have been waiting to hold, and the one that will hold you back.”
—Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk

ORDER SEEK YOU:
ANNIE BLOOM’S | BROADWAY | POWELL’S

Kristen Radtke

Kristen Radtke is the author of the graphic nonfiction books Seek You and Imagine Wanting Only This. The recipient of a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant, Radtke is the art director and deputy publisher of The Believer. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesMarie ClaireThe AtlanticThe GuardianThe New York Times MagazineVogue, and Harper’s, among many other publications.

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Dave Miller

Dave Miller is the host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud." Before coming to OPB, Dave was the senior producer of "Open Source," a nationally syndicated radio show based at the NPR affiliate station WGBH in Boston. He began his radio career as a documentary producer at Sound Portraits Productions and StoryCorps. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as the online host of the show. His stories have aired on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "Weekend Edition Saturday." Dave graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English.
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