Brad Ridky

Brad Ridky

Brad lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where he teaches high school English. The classroom keeps him steeped in sturdy authors, so extra-curricular reading has to keep pace with Vonnegut, Nabokov, and Morrison. Lately, it’s multi-generational and multi-voiced American history narratives that fit that bill, like Philipp Meyer’s The Son and Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. When he’s not grading papers or reading The Scarlet Letter one more time, he is living out the urban farming dream — tending to a modest flock of fowl, a hive of bees, and a couple of kids.

Brad has appeared on the following episodes of Book Talk:

Episode 8: Heft by Liz Moore
Episode 21: The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein
Episode 29: Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman
Episode 46: The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman

Brad will appear on the upcoming episode:

Episode 50: Improvement by Joan Silber

Sam Purdy

Sam Purdy

Jessica Sager

Jessica Sager