Jonathan Katz talks more about his award-winning book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster. Mr Katz was the only full time U.S. news reporter in Haiti when the quake struck. His on-the-ground reporting for the Associated Press helped inform the world about the scope of the disaster, and he stayed in Haiti in the months that followed to document how and why well-meaning world relief efforts fell short.
Also a guest on this episode of Reader's Corner is Jason Herbeck, a Boise State University French Professor who was also in Haiti in 2010 when the quake rocked the island nation. He has since visited the country to continue his research and also has insight into how literature is helping the country come to terms with the tragedy and its tumultuous political history.