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Gold Diggers author Sanjena Sathian on why she reads Philip Roth as a minority writer

Sathian discussed her debut novel in a Zoom Q&A with the Vox Book Club.

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Sanjena Sathian talks Gold Diggers with the Vox Book Club (May 2021).
Constance Grady is a senior correspondent on the Culture team for Vox, where since 2016 she has covered books, publishing, gender, celebrity analysis, and theater.

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The Vox Book Club’s May book pick was Sanjena Sathian’s biting social satire of immigrant ambition, Gold Diggers. And as is our tradition, we met up with Sathian at the end of the month to talk the book through on Zoom. Together, we discussed the tricks of a dual point of view, what to do with bad criticism, and how to write a heist.

You can relive our full conversation in the video above (click the “cc” button in the bottom right corner of the player to turn on captions). And to keep up with what’s ahead for the Vox Book Club as well as general book news, sign up for our newsletter, which goes out roughly twice a month. Next up, we’re getting ready to talk about our June book, Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind.

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