Lit Up
Lit Up
4 days ago
Hala Alyan on family secrets and the charged history of the Middle East.
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This week on Lit Up, Angela welcomes poet, clinical psychologist and author Hala Alyan. Her new novel, The Arsonist’s City, is about a family spread between Lebanon and the US who come together after the death of their family’s patriarch. Angie and Hala talk about messy family dramas, the charged history of the Middle East, and how to cope in times of uncertainty.

The Arsonist's City can be purchased via the link on our (new!) website,, and you can learn more about Hala and her writing at her website.

Lit Up is a Podcast from Sugar23. It is hosted by Angela Ledgerwood. The show is produced by Liam Billingham. Mike Mayer and Michael Sugar are the executive producers. The theme music is by Andrey Radovsky.

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