Video: Jim Lynch Discusses Truth Like the Sun and the State of Journalism

Idealism, ambition, and backroom deals—Jim Lynch’s Truth Like the Sun is a hugely entertaining political novel set in Seattle both in 1962, when Seattle hosted the World’s Fair, and in 2001, after its transformation in the Microsoft gold rush.

Roger Morgan is a beloved public figure, best known as the man who brought the Fair to Seattle. when he announces a run for mayor at age seventy, a young reporter sets out to investigate who Morgan really is—and where his power comes from.

A former reporter (and a current resident of Seattle), Jim had plenty of experiences to draw upon while writing Truth Like the Sun. In these videos, he talks about what drew him to writing about his own city, discusses the current state of journalism, and talks about his writing process.

On His Inspiration for Truth Like the Sun:

On the State of Journalism:

On His Writing Process: