CityViews 10/18/11: Gerald Elias


Segment 1:

Publishers Weekly calls the novel Danse Macabre “an engrossing read.” Library Journal labels it “a musical feast for mystery and music lovers.” And Booklist predicts “the twists and turns of his (Author Gerald Elias’) plotting will keep readers guessing.” On Tuesday, author and accomplished violinist Gerald Elias talks with Jennifer about writing, performing and winning this year’s Utah Book Award.


Segment 2:

How and why are the humanities relevant in our modern world? Perspectives from the Utah Humanities Council, which is sponsoring the month-long Utah Humanities Book Festival.


  • Jean Cheney, Assoc. Dir., Utah Humanities Council
  • David Pace, Coordinator, Utah Center for the Book; Book Festival Director, Utah Humanities Council
  1. JNP


    Thanks for examining this topic. “Humanities” are the core of what
    we are. A sound bite world is inhuman and only exists to further
    commerce. The ages have shown that only through quietude in nature,
    reflection, and contemplation can we choose our own evolution.

    To paraphrase Socrates: “The unlived life is not worth examining”
    (or living)

    Tom Pilger, Salt Lake City