Podcast #146 – Jonathan Eig

This week we feature Jonathan Eig, former senior writer for The Wall Street Journal and the author of a new biography of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—King: A Life (Farrar Straus and Giroux, May 2023). Eig is a New York Times bestselling author of five previous books including: Ali: A Life (Mariner Books, 2017); Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig (Simon & Schuster, 2005); and Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Ken Burns has praised Eig as “a master storyteller.” His books have been listed among the best of the year by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated, and Slate. Eig was interviewed by fellow biographer and BIO member Kevin McGruder.