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Marginalia: Oliver Jeffers On Walls, Germs, And 'The Other'

Caroline Tompkins
Oliver Jeffers

I had a conversation with Oliver Jeffers on Zoom on October 7, because his picture book, What We’ll Build, was released in bookstores the day before. Jeffers has many picture book fans and full disclosure, I am one of them. But I’m also a fan of his fine art.

We talked about all of it, including his philosophy on walls, the pandemic, and the other.

Here’s our conversation:


What We'll Build by Oliver Jeffers is published by Philomel Books.

Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita. If you like this podcast, please consider leaving a rating or review on Apple Podcasts.

Engineers: Mark Statzer and Torin Andersen
Editor: Lu Anne Stephens
Producer: Beth Golay

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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.