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January 01, 1990 - October 10, 2012 + Bookworm
In the Lake of the Woods An argument: Who tells the story--the politician, the novelist or the killer?
The Informers Host Michael Silverblatt and author Ellis agree to avoid controversy and content, and instead discuss style, character, intention and technique.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life The lovable Anne Lamott reveals the techniques she uses to teach fiction to writers who are...
The Fran Lebowitz Reader On American humor: James Thurber, Robert Benchley, Dawn Powell--plus a digression on humorists who write children---s books.
Under My Skin A discussion of autobiography: Doris Lessing on self, memory and history.
Knowing When to Stop A demanding conversation with a modern composer about setting poetry to music, featuring a love duet with text by Frank O---Hara.
Closing Time Has Yossarian sold out? Can a sequel to Catch-22 be written? How does Heller feel about the fate of his later...
A conversation about personal voice, sexuality and the New York school of poetry.
Corelli's Mandolin A discussion about having it both ways: How Louis de Bernières maintains the passion of the traditional novel while exploring the complexities of...
Dear Dead Person Violence, comedy, style, the influence of modern German literature and the importance of extremity are today's subjects in our conversation with Benjamin Weissman.
For Keeps America---s greatest pop-culture critic talks about her new collection of movie reviews--a retrospective of a lifetime of passionate response.
Diane Ackerman on how she constructed her idiosyncratic guided tour of the nature of love.
Blacker than a Thousand MidnightsStraight talks about mothering by day, writing deep into the night, and knowing enough to see into the life of...
The Bird Artist Howard Norman's new novel about fatal romance and aesthetic distance has surprised critics and attracted a wide audience.
Fear of Fifty The writer discusses the evolution of her style and explores the gulf between political correctness and personal behavior.