Cal Humanities

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Full Interview with Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón is the author of California Reads selected book Lost City Radio, a fiction rooted in the human experience of the aftermath of war through the focal lens of a radio show. Here, he talks about writing, history, the current state of our democracy, and what gives him hope for the future.

For 2012, the California Reads program was part of our Searching for Democracy initiative.