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January 01, 1990 - January 17, 2013 + Bookworm

Junot Diaz: Drown listen Download

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Junot Diaz's stories render the young-immigrant experience in harsh, unforgettable rhythms. Here he discusses the art of telling the truth.

Sigrid Nunez listen Download

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Naked Sleeper (Harper Collins) Sigrid Nunez on gender and narrative strategy, the sub-genre known as the "woman's weepie."

Frank McCourt listen Download

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Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes (Scribner) Memories have becomes trendy, but Frank McCourt's emotional masterpiece bucks the trend. A conversation about how this powerful work --...

Joan Didion listen Download

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The Last Thing He Wanted (Knopf)   Part II of a special two-part interview with a novelist whose works have defined the essences of American places (Los...

Joan Didion listen Download

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The Last Thing He Wanted (Knopf)Part I of a special two-part interview with a novelist whose works have defined the essences of American places (Los...

Ellen Brodkey listen Download

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Ellen Brodkey This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death by Harold Brodkey (Metropolitan Books) Ellen Brodkey, widow and editor, joins Bookworm in a memorial...

E. Annie Proulx listen Download

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Accordion Crimes (Scribner)In her newest book, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Annie Proulx presents an historical cavalcade: her vision of the violence that has been perpetuated against...

Thom Jones listen Download

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Thom Jones Cold Snap (Little Brown) More than a decade passed between the author's stint at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the publication of his...

Lucille Clifton listen Download

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Lucille Clifton The Terrible Stories (BOA Editions) Her influences, inclinaiton toward short poems and decision to tell &quotthe terrible stories&quot are discussed by the poet.

Terry Tempest Williams listen Download

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From Idea to Publication: Nature Writing Today A panel discussion with author Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge (Ecco); Orion Magazine editor George Russell; and literary agent...

Richard Shelton listen Download

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Going Back to Bisbee Richard Shelton (University of Arizona Press) The winner of the Western States Book Award for creative non-fiction discusses his memoir...

Robert Michael Pyle listen Download

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Nature and Childhood Robert Michael Pyle The Thunder Tree (Houghton Mifflin) and Scott Russell Sanders Writing from the Center (Indiana University Press)...

Robert Hass listen Download

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What is Nature Literacty? Robert Hass Sun Under Wood (Ecco)David Abram The Spell of the Senuous (Pantheon)Alison Hawthorne Deming Science and Other Poems (Louisiana...

Barry Lopez listen Download

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Barry Lopez Field Notes (Avon) Can nature-writing heal the rift between civilzation and nature? Does activism disturb the making of art? National Book Award...

Reynolds Price listen Download

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Reynolds Price Three Gospels (Scribners)On the harshness of faith and the rigors of translation: To most people, the Gospels have the mellifluous sound...