Dec 2, 2009 — Author Walter Kirn has seen two of his seven books make it to the big screen, including a recent adaptation of his 2005 novel Up In The Air. Kirn joins host Terry Gross to reflect on his book and the great American airplane culture.
Oct 19, 2005 — Editor and writer Walter Kirn's latest novel, Mission to America, is about a fictional quasi-religious group, the Aboriginal Fulfilled Apostles, seeking new converts to help them survive. The topic is one Kirn has experience with: When he was 12, Kirn's family became Mormons.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Mission To America by Walter Kirn. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Up in the Air by Walter Kirn. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.