On this installment of ST, the bestselling writer Jonathan Lethem is our guest. He's well-known for such celebrated novels as "Dissident Gardens," "The Fortress of Solitude," and "Motherless Brooklyn." He joins us to discuss his latest book, just out now, which is a gathering of nonfiction pieces. It's called "More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers." It's an impressive collection of 50+ essays, some of them previously published and some newly written. Among the many authors whose lives and writings are so engagingly explored by Lethem in these pages: Kazuo Ishiguro, Thomas Berger, Lorrie Moore, Kenneth Koch, Donald Barthelme, Thomas Pynchon, Chester Brown, and Philip K. Dick.