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The author and Time Magazine writer and critic Lev Grossman discusses his new book The Magician King (Viking, 2011), fantasy writing and the future of books, with Joseph Planta.

The Magician King by Lev Grossman. (Viking, 2011)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

Lev Grossman joins me now. He is in town appearing at the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival. He’s the author of the bestselling novels Codex and The Magicians. His new book is The Magician King, which is a sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Magicians, which came out in 2009. In The Magician King we return to the magical land of Fillory, where Quentin and his friends now run the place. They’re bored however and through some doing, they’re brought back to his parents house in Chesterton, Massachusetts. We see both worlds, the magical and fantastic, and the sort of suburban America that we’re more familiar with. We’ll get Mr. Grossman to tell us more about this book, writing it, the worlds of fantasy and fiction that seem to be mainstream nowadays. Lev Grossman is a well-known cultural commentator and a senior writer and critic at Time magazine. His website is at www.levgrossman.com, and the website for the book is at www.themagicianking.com. The book is published by Viking. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Lev Grossman; Good morning, Mr. Grossman.