Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize for his lacerating satirical masterpiece The Sellout, daring to ask the unaskable about America and race. Today, he talks with novelist and physician Ethan Canin, whose novel A Doubter’s Almanac is a dazzling and seductive epic about a maverick maths genius growing up in California. Both offer captivating, challenging accounts of contemporary America.