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Marginalia: A 'Via Negativa' Pilgrimage With Daniel Hornsby

Daniel Hornsby novel, Via Negativa, takes readers on a journey across the midwest with Fr. Dan, the narrator of the book. Along the way, Fr. Dan picks up a wounded coyote and tries to nurse it back to health in the back of his Toyota Camry.

The premise sounds simple enough, but weaves into the story medieval texts, current scandals, and perhaps most complicated of all, faith.

I recently spoke with Hornsby about Via Negativa. Here’s our conversation:


Via Negativa by Daniel Hornsby is published by Knopf.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.