Talk: UpClose with Sapphire
A conversation with Michael Silverblatt, presented by KCRW
KCRW reinvents the art of cultural conversation withUpClose, a series of intimate gatherings featuring our program hosts one-on-one with a variety of special guests from across the cultural landscape. In the first of what will become many conversations with leading and up-and-coming literary figures, Michael Silverblatt sat down with poet and author Sapphire for a candid talk about her latest book, The Kid.
"Not everything meets the eye at first glance. Our event with Sapphire brought out the depths of what had been thought to be a popular novelist -- true. But like any real artist, we saw the brilliant woman at work and how much goes into what on it's surface appears to be a popular novel."
-- Michael Silverblatt, host of Bookworm
Sapphire on Taking Risks
On What it Means to be a Novelist Today
On Writing in the Voice of a Young Male
Sapphire is the author of two collections of poetry and the best-selling novel Push. The film adaption of her novel, Precious(2009) received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, in addition to the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. In 2009 she was a recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship. She lives in New York City.
Los Angeles Magazine
Reading in LA
About The Event
KCRW's host of Bookworm, Michael Silverblatt and powerful poet and author Sapphire, engaged in an open-ended and unscripted conversation about her new novel The Kid at the first literary UpClose: a series of live cultural events designed as exclusive web content for the non-commercial media entity: www.KCRW.com.
About The Series
UPCLOSE presented by KCRW
KCRW reinvents the art of cultural conversation with UpClose, a series of intimate gatherings featuring our program hosts one-on-one with a variety of special guests from across the cultural landscape.
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