Peter Mendelsund

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Welcome to Reading Lives, an interview podcast with interesting people who love books. I’m your host Jeff O’Neal from My guest on this episode is book designer and writer Peter Mendelsund.

In this episode, we talk about reading above your grade-level, the cultural world of the Warsaw Ghetto, listening to Dylan Thomas poems on records, and much more.

Thanks so much to Peter for being my guest and to you for listening. You can follow him on twitter at @mendelsund.  Check out his books What We See When We Read and Cover. He also blogs about book design at Thanks to and to Kobo for sponsoring this episode.

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Article discussed on the show:

Ulysses and its Wake by Tom McCarthy