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January 01, 1990 - October 02, 2012 + Bookworm

Nicholson Baker listen Download

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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper (Random House)Nicholson Baker has been on a crusade to preserve intact our books and newspapers. ...

John Balaban, translator listen Download

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Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong (Copper Canyon Press) Ho Xuan Huong was an 18th century Vietnamese poet and concubine. Poet...

Jack Fuller listen Download

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The Best of Jackson Payne (Knopf) A conversation with author Jack Fuller, who happens to be the president of the Tribune Publishing Company, and ...

Amitav Ghosh listen Download

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The Glass Palace (Random House)Amitav Ghosh's ambitions are Tolstoyan. He chronicles the tragedies of the British Empire in India and Burma. His...

Dagoberto Gilb listen Download

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Woodcuts of Women (Grove) Dagoberto Gilb's stories have enormous poetic vitality, yet he feels that he suffers from a lack of recognition. Has his...

Lois-Ann Yamanaka listen Download

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Father of the Four Passages (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) In this novel, the distance between autobiography and fiction is minimal. Lois-Ann Yamanaka is living...

Amy Tan listen Download

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The Bonesetter's Daughter (Putnam) During the writing of The Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan endured both the death of her mother and the death of her...

Melanie Rae Thon listen Download

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Sweet Hearts (Houghton Mifflin)Melanie Rae Thon's new novel is very strange: it's narrated by a woman who cannot hear and has not witnessed the...

Manil Suri listen Download

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The Death of Vishnu (Norton) In his first novel, Manil Suri reenacts the Bhagavad-Gita in modern Bombay....

Carlos Fuentes listen

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The Years with Laura Díaz (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Mexico's foremost living writer, Carlos Fuentes, talks about the male and female perspectives in his work. ...

Bernard Cooper listen Download

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Guess Again (Simon & Schuster) Bernard Cooper explores the temptations he faces in his writing: a yearning for permanence and security rivaled by a...

Ann Beattie listen Download

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Perfect Recall (Scribner) Expressing outright admiration for this new collection of stories, Bookworm attempts to pin down Ann Beattie's elusive techniques...

Matthew Klam listen Download

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Sam the Cat and Other Stories (Random House) Matthew Klam discusses the sexcapades of the stud muffins and alleycats of his post-moral stories, truly the...

Jerome Rothenberg listen Download

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Jerome Rothenberg, editor A Book of the Book: Some Works and Projections About the Book and Writing (Granary) Who knows what books...

Richard Powers: Plowing the Dark listen Download

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Richard Powers' intensity and sincerity blaze through as he discusses science, personal sacrifice and the common mis-assumption that cerebral writers are without passion.