Spark: Eric Bogosian's Imagination

Dec 22, 2015

In this edition of Spark, recorded at the Miami Book Fair, Eric Bogosian recounts how he recently asked if wife if they could play with crayons. He remembers how he felt the first time he read lines in a play (Shakespeare; he says it was "painful" but in a good way). He tells us how an idea for a screenplay he thought would take three months, eight or nine years later became his new non-fiction book, "Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide."  He takes us back to how he solved a nagging problem in his breakout hit, "Talk Radio," how that garden gnome became a theme in his play and movie, "Suburbia," and how ten years ago, he thought his acting career was over, but thanks in part to a role as Satan, it's not.