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10 things about Eli Saslow

The Northwest Passages Book Club is reading Eli Saslow’s book, “Rising Out of Hatred.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer shares what he’s reading, what he’s watching and his other interests.

What are you …

1. Reading: Jesmyn Ward

2. Watching: “Succession”

3. Listening to: Jason Isbell

4. Following on social media: House of Highlights

5. Enjoying as a guilty pleasure: The NFL. It’s sad that it has to feel guilty, but with the head injuries, it does.

6. Inspired by: David Finkel, my editor at The Washington Post, and a tremendous narrative writer

7. Challenged by: Our 2-year-old’s temper tantrums

8. Recalling as the craziest thing you did to get a story: For this book, I spent two years writing letters to Derek Black and building up his trust before he would meet with me.

9. Adding to your bucket list: Learning to windsurf

10. Working on: A story about the government taking land for eminent domain to build Trump’s wall on the U.S. border


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