Conversation: Elie Wiesel

BY Arts Desk  April 10, 2009 at 4:38 PM EST

'A Mad Desire to Dance' by Elie WieselIn the new novel, “A Mad Desire to Dance,” Doriel Waldman has survived the holocaust as a youth and achieved professional success as a man only to find himself in his 60s barely hanging onto his sanity.

This tale of memory and madness is the latest from Elie Wiesel, author of more than 50 works of fiction and non-fiction, 1986 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and professor in the humanities at Boston University.

Elie Wiesel joined me by phone from New York: