Eli Saslow of The Washington Post on his new book, 'Voices from the Pandemic'

Perhaps nothing in our lifetimes has so universally affected humans than the coronavirus pandemic, and a new book from a Portland-based journalist has the ambitious goal of sharing more than two dozen stories from all around the country.

On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, books columnist Amy Wang interviews Eli Saslow, the Portland-based reporter for The Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize winner who is one of the nation’s preeminent storytellers.

Saslow’s third book, Voices From the Pandemic: Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience, comes out Sept. 28.

Amy and Eli talked about how he picked who to focus on in the book, which started as a series in The Post, the reporting process in a pandemic, the connective tissue between his previous work on white nationalism and the conspiracy theories tied to the pandemic and much more.

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